Global Partners purchased its 63-acre Albany terminal from ExxonMobil in 2007, and has invested more than $40 million in upgrades since — part of our commitment to safety, our South End neighbors and the environment.
The site’s 16 tanks, along with Global’s other terminals, provide Global with the capacity to move enough fuel to help power cars and heat homes in Albany and across the region. Over the past five years, the terminal has undergone hundreds of third-party inspections — most unannounced. Those inspections have turned up no substantive violations.
Agencies conducting those inspections include:
- Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
- Transportation Safety Administration (TSA)
- New York State Department of Health
- New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC)
- New York State Department of Transportation (DOT)
- S. Coast Guard (USCG)
We also work closely with the Albany police and fire departments.
In Albany, Global receives, stores and distributes a variety of products, including gasoline, diesel fuel, home heating oil, kerosene, and renewable fuels such as ethanol and bio-based diesel.
Shipments of crude oil stopped in August 2016 and have not resumed.
Though Global’s story here dates back a decade, the site and the adjacent Port of Albany has a much longer history. In 1924, President Calvin Coolidge signed legislation to dredge the Hudson River, opening Albany to ocean-going ships. A year later, the New York State Legislature established the Albany Port District Commission. In 1926, still seven years before Slifky’s Reliable Oil Burner Service Co. was founded, construction began on what has, over time, become an economic driver for the region.
We are far from the only operator in the area, but we recognize and embrace our responsibility to operate honestly, safely and to work with our neighbors.