“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.
Meanwhile, there’s word that an oil executive has expressed an interest in the Sunoco refinery in Southwest Philadelphia.
“What we heard today was absolutely nothing,” said United Steelworkers VP Gary Beevers after a meeting in Marcus Hook.
Governor Tom Corbett says he’s working to preserve and create jobs on two major fronts in the Philadelphia region.
Rep. Pat Meehan (at lectern) figures some 2,600 jobs are on the line if three Delaware County refineries shut down.
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.