Global Partners withdraws application for oil heating facilities

Time Warner Cable News | March 19, 2014 | Staff Report

ALBANY, N.Y. -- Global Partners has withdrawn its application to build oil heating facilities at the Port of Albany.

According to the mayor's office, the company now plans to renovate an existing building for the heating equipment. Until recently, Global Partners was planning to build seven boilers at the Port of Albany to heat crude oil before it is off-loaded and shipped out.

The proposal has been contentious with residents.

Last week members of Albany United for Safe Energy held a protest outside the Department of Environmental Conservation. Residents say the risks out outweigh any benefits.

Albany County Executive Dan McCoy issued a moratorium on the expansion of processing of crude oil at the Port of Albany. He called for a health investigation by the Albany County Health Department.

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