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Houston company Targa withdraws plans to ship crude oil through Baltimore

Houston company Targa withdraws plans to ship crude oil through Baltimore

Houston energy company Targa Resources has withdrawn controversial plans to ship crude oil through a port terminal in Baltimore.

The company said in a letter to state environmental officials it is dropping a permit application to build crude oil storage and loading operations at a facility it operates in Fairfield.

The project had been in limbo for more than a year, after the Maryland Department of the Environment told Targa officials last June it would not approve the company's plans unless it provided more information about them. The company never provided the information, a department spokesman said.

Environmental and neighborhood groups opposed the project because...

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