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(Charles Revna, head of the American Fuel and Petroleum Manufacturers Association.  Credit: David Madden)

Officials Eye Shutdown of Area Oil Refineries as National Security Issue

“These assets are critical and need to be treated as such by the government,” says Charles Drevna, head of the American Fuel and Petroleum Manufacturers Association.

03/19/2012

(The Sunoco refinery in Marcus Hook, Pa., prior to its shutdown.  File photo by David Madden)

Report: Shutdown of Refineries Will Mean Fuel Price Hikes Along East Coast

Meanwhile, there’s word that an oil executive has expressed an interest in the Sunoco refinery in Southwest Philadelphia.

03/02/2012

(The Sunoco refinery in Marcus Hook, Pa.    Credit: David Madden)

Little Apparent Substance In Talks Over Closure of 3 Area Oil Refineries

“What we heard today was absolutely nothing,” said United Steelworkers VP Gary Beevers after a meeting in Marcus Hook.

12/19/2011

(Pennsylvania governor Tom Corbett, at the Pennsylvania Press Club in Harrisburg on November 21st.  Credit: Tony Romeo)

Corbett Says He’s Working on Dredging, Refinery Jobs in Philadelphia Area

Governor Tom Corbett says he’s working to preserve and create jobs on two major fronts in the Philadelphia region.

11/28/2011

(Left to right, outside the Sunoco refinery in Marcus Hook:   Michael Krancer, secretary, Pa. Dept. of Environmental Protection; US Rep. Bob Brady; US Rep. Pat Meehan; US Rep. Chaka Fattah; Jack Whelan, chairman, Delaware County Council.   Photo credit:  David Madden)

Congressional Delegation Visits Delaware County Over Threatened Refinery Closures

Rep. Pat Meehan (at lectern) figures some 2,600 jobs are on the line if three Delaware County refineries shut down.

09/28/2011

(File photo:  a storage tank at a Conoco-Phillips facility.)

Conoco-Phillips Puts Its Trainer, Pa. Refinery On The Block

Company officials say workers will spend this week shutting down the refinery and the next few months keeping things in order for a potential buyer.

09/27/2011

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