Moving Ahead With our Permit Renewal Modification

February 4, 2020

Global Partners is moving ahead with the process of renewing our air permit for our Albany Terminal. As part of the permit renewal modification, we are proposing some changes in the way the terminal is operated.

These changes have been influenced by what we have heard from the community previously. They include a proposed decrease of more than 75% in the amount of crude oil allowed to be shipped through the terminal. Learn more about the permit renewal modification here.

A permit renewal modification will be submitted to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) in March 2020. However, the public process with opportunities for further input begins now.

We are hosting an Open House on February 25, 2020 so you can learn more, ask questions, and share your views. We hope to see you there.

WHEN: Tuesday, February 25 6:00pm – 8:00pm

WHERE: Ezra Prentice Homes Community Room 625 South Pearl Street Albany, NY 12202

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Bobb-Semple, Community Liaison [email protected] (518) 775-7093

Mark Bobb-Semple Named Community Liaison Albany

August 23, 2019

Global Partners has hired Mark Bobb-Semple as Community Liaison in Albany. In this role, Bobb-Semple is responsible for maintaining positive relationships and two-way communication between Global Partners and the local Albany community.


Bobb-Semple has more than 35 years of experience with community involvement in Albany. He has held positions at the University at Albany, YMCA, Urban League and more. He has served as a theater director, tennis instructor, a community and youth advocate, and community organizer. He currently serves as a commissioner on the Albany Housing Authority, coaches JV girls basketball for Albany High School and volunteers at the Boys and Girls Club of the Capital Area.


“Mark has deep roots in Albany and a long history of advocating and acting for his community. We know Mark will listen closely, engage with the community effectively, and help Global Partner’s be a great partner in Albany,” said Catie Kerns, VP External Communications at Global Partners.

Global Partners Permitting Update

May 22nd, 2018

Global Partners is committed to working with the community and regulators to continue to meet all environmental standards at our Albany terminal. In 2013, we filed a request to modify that facility’s air permit.

We are withdrawing that request and plan to resubmit a renewal application with modifications later this year. The changes to the permit will include a reduction in the amount of crude oil handled through the terminal and will not include a system for the heating of crude oil. We look forward to working collaboratively with the community and the DEC as the process moves forward.

At Global Partners, our mission is to provide the energy that people rely on to heat homes and drive vehicles, and to operate our facilities in a safe and environmentally sound manner. We welcome input that will help achieve these goals.


Global Partners Donates 1,500 Gallons of Home Heating Oil to Albany County Residents in Need

December 8th, 2017

With colder temperatures fast-approaching, Global Partners has once again donated 1,500 gallons of home heating oil to the Cornell Cooperative Extension (Albany County) to assist local residents in need. Global has donated home heating oil to the Albany area every year since 2009.

Part of the Cornell Cooperative Extension’s mission is putting knowledge to work in pursuit of social well-being for New York State families and communities.

Helping local area residents keep warm in the winter months is a cause of great importance to Global. For the upcoming winter season, Global has pledged an overall total of more than 20,000 gallons of home heating oil to the various communities it serves.


Global Partners and Employees Come Together to Support Harvey Victims

August 31, 2017

Global Partners has a long history of supporting local communities, and this time employees are helping, too.

“Global has a long and rich history based around family,” said Global Partners President and CEO Eric Slifka. “While we have grown and evolved tremendously, I believe that our roots have remained central to our culture. Seeing families all over southeast Texas affected by Hurricane Harvey without a place to stay, food to eat, or clothes on their back hits close to home.”

To contribute the relief efforts for Harvey victims, Global is holding a fundraising campaign with proceeds that will directly benefit the Houston Food Bank. Global will also match all employee contributions up to $15,000.

The Houston Food Bank is an organization that provides ongoing support to the southeast Texas community by providing food to those who need it.

“With the recent devastation brought on by Hurricane Harvey, more people than ever will need help feeding their families while struggling over the next several months to rebuild their lives,” said Slifka.

You can also contribute to the Houston Food Bank through their website. »

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