Hess Can Keep Oil Terminal On Disputed NY Harbor Land

Law360, New York (October 20, 2011, 7:05 PM EDT) -- Hess Corp. can keep operating a 35-year-old oil terminal abutting New York Harbor, a federal judge ruled Wednesday, ending the gas station operator's decade-long battle with a neighboring industrial park over a sliver of waterfront land.

Gowanus Industrial Park in Brooklyn, N.Y., does indeed own the small strip of land that holds up a bulkhead separating the two plots, but Hess can continue to use three above-ground oil tanks that partially encroach on the small strip without paying Gowanus any damages, U.S. District Judge John Gleeson...
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