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Sunoco Laying Off 1/3 Of Remaining Workers At Marcus Hook Refinery

By Pat Loeb

MARCUS HOOK, Pa. (CBS) — More than 100 workers at Sunoco’s Marcus Hook refinery have been told not to report to work after this week.

Sunoco is in the process of moving out of the Marcus Hook and Philadelphia refineries. Company spokesman Tom Golembeski says phase one of decommissioning the Marcus Hook plant has been completed, so there’s nothing more for these 110 workers to do.

He says they’ll stay on the payroll until the end of the month, and then receive a severance package that’s still being worked out with their union.

“We’re working as hard as we can to reach a quick resolution so the employees know what severance they’ll be receiving, and we’re committed to treating our employees with the dignity and respect that they deserve,” says Golembeski.

He adds that Sunoco hasn’t received a single offer for the Marcus Hook refinery, and says declining gas demand and increased refining capacity elsewhere makes it an unlikely investment.

Now, he says, the company is focused on helping workers find new careers. A couple of hundred workers remain on the job at Marcus Hook for the time being.

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  • Francis Graff

    What legislator’s are responsible for allowing this to happen? These refinery layoffs are going to cripple families in the region. We are now right smack in the middle of electing our representatives in a primary. And not a PEEP out of them about the problems in Marcus Hook etc. I remember when the steel industry started layoffs and closings. Midvale Heppenstall, Bethlehem Steel to name a few. It was devastating!

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