Every day, people count on us to supply the gas for their cars and trucks, the heat for their homes and the energy that powers business.
Through our terminals – here in Albany and throughout the Northeast – we’re able to safely and efficiently move those products to our customers where they need them, when they need them.
We’re committed to doing this in an environmentally sound manner, and we work closely with regulators to meet safety and environmental standards. As part of being a good neighbor, we support and work with the communities where we operate. We give back by supporting schools and other community-based organizations.
Our founding promise was reliability, and more than 75 years later, reliability remains the key to everything we do.
Albany Terminal by the Numbers
A brief look at how Global impacts lives every day.
- Global Partners purchased the Albany site from ExxonMobil in 2007 and has invested more than $30 million to upgrade the facility.
- Global Albany handles a variety of products, including gasoline, diesel fuel, home heating oil, kerosene, and renewable fuels such as ethanol and bio-based diesel.
- Crude hasn’t been received at the facility since August 2016.
- We own, control and operate the six tracks within the fence line of the facility. We do not control Kenwood Yard. Canadian Pacific Railway, CSX and the Albany Port Railroad have control of the tracks bordering the Ezra Prentice homes and the South End neighborhood.
- Railcars are not vented into the air. Even when the tops of the railcars appear open, the cars’ contents remain sealed safely inside.
- Since 2013, the terminal has undergone hundreds of third-party inspections — most unannounced. Those inspections have turned up no substantive violations.
Read more about the 63-acre facility on our Albany Terminal page.
Terminal Update, Permit Renewal Modification
Global’s Albany Terminal operates under a Title V air permit from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. In March 2020, Global plans to submit a permit renewal modification to the NYSDEC. It will include some voluntary changes that have been influenced by previous community input. They include a proposed decrease of more than 75% in the amount of crude oil allowed to be shipped through the terminal.
As we move forward, we look forward to working with the community and the Department of Environmental Conservation. Learn more about the permit renewal modification here.