Zack Hutchins
Director of Communications

For Release — November 22, 2016

Business Council statement on Crestwood project

ALBANY, N.Y.—“The Business Council commends the Schuyler County Council of Governments for unanimously passing a resolution that supports Crestwood’s proposed propane storage facility in Reading. Crestwood’s plan will not only create local jobs and boost community tax revenue; the new facility will serve as a strategic propane reserve providing reliable and affordable heating fuel for New York homes and businesses.

Now it’s time for the state to do its work and approve Crestwood’s storage project without any further delay. Propane has been stored in the Finger Lakes for more than 60 years, including at U.S. Salt for two decades. Furthermore, this summer, Crestwood took it upon itself to amend its plan in order to address the concerns of local residents. The fact remains that the community needs reliable and affordable supplies of heating fuel and they’ve been forced to wait nine years for this project. We are hopeful the county’s resolution will encourage the state to move forward and approve Crestwood’s storage facility.”

- Darren Suarez, Director of Government Relations, The Business Council of New York State, Inc.