The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has found Global Partners in violation of clean-air regulations in its running of an oil terminal at the Port of Albany in New York state.
The terminal on the bank of the Hudson River receives crude mainly from North Dakota’s Bakken Shale fields delivered by barge down the Hudson.
Global Partners, a Fortune 500 firm based in Waltham, Massachusetts, has exceeded the 40 tons a year emission level above which it would need a new permit and face tougher pollution control measures.
The EPA also accuses Global Partners of under-reporting the amount of ozone-producing compounds it was emitting at the port.
If the violations are not resolved, then Global could face fines of $25,000 per day.