Company facing emissions complaints promises to clear air

September 13, 2019 GMT

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine company is promising to install $400,000 in odor-control equipment on petroleum storage tanks in response to neighborhood complaints and a proposed federal consent decree.

The Portland Press Herald reports Massachusetts-based Global Partners says it will also contribute $15,000 to cover the cost of South Portland’s air quality monitoring program.

The company has launched a website where residents can report odor complaints to Global Partners and read state emissions data.


The EPA in March charged Global Partners with violating its emissions license that allows the 12-tank terminal to emit 21.9 tons of volatile organic compounds each year.

The company promises to exceed the terms of a proposed settlement with the EPA.

CEO Eric Slifka says the odor control equipment will be delivered by November and installed soon after.