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(The ConocoPhillips refinery in Trainer, Pa., which is for sale.  Hundreds of workers at the facility have already been laid off.   Credit: David Madden)

Will Delta’s Latest Move Result In Cheaper Airline Tickets?

The company is hoping to get control of escalating jet fuel costs. Now, what does that mean for airline passengers?

05/05/2012

(credit: David Madden)

Delta Plans To Reopen Trainer Refinery By Labor Day

Government officials hailed the sale of the ConocoPhillips refinery in Trainer, Delaware County to a division of Delta Airlines, which plans to use the facility to keep its own fuel costs in check. But there are still two other refineries whose futures remain in doubt.

05/01/2012

(Sunoco's refinery in South Philadelphia.  Credit: David Madden)

Part 1: Where We Are Now

What has brought the region to this stage, where two major oil refineries have been shut down and a third could join them in a couple of months?

04/05/2012

(The ConocoPhillips refinery in Trainer, Pa., which is for sale.  Hundreds of workers at the facility have already been laid off.   Credit: David Madden)

Part 2: Why You Should Care

If, like most people, you’re worried about gasoline prices, you might.

04/05/2012

(Credit: David Madden)

Part 3: Multiple Blows

The tiny town of Marcus Hook, Pa. depended heavily on earned income taxes from the Sunoco plant, now closed. Its local economy is in trouble.

04/05/2012

(Sunoco CEO Brian MacDonald says he has found limited interest from other companies in a purchase of Sunoco's South Philadelphia refinery facility.  Photo by David Madden)

Part 4: What’s Ahead

So, with a half-billion-dollar potential hit to the regional economy looming in just three months, what does the future hold for the Delaware Valley’s three local refineries? Sunoco CEO Brian MacDonald isn’t sure.

04/05/2012

Tom McGarrigle speaking at podium. (Credit: David Madden)

Delaware County Authorizes $100k Study To Find New Uses For Sunoco Refinery

Delaware County has authorized a $100,000 study to look into potential new uses for the shut-down Sunoco oil refinery in Marcus Hook.

03/16/2012

(Marcus Hook refinery, in file photo.  Credit: David Madden)

Officials Address Safety Concerns At Shuttered Oil Refineries

Delaware County Emergency Service officials met with representatives from Sunoco and Conoco Phillips oil refineries on Thursday to discuss public safety concerns following the closure of the two facilities.

02/10/2012

Marcus Hook Mayor James Schiliro. (Credit: Tony Romeo)

Lawmakers Discuss Safety of Idled Delco Refineries

Officials of Sunoco and ConocoPhillips told state lawmakers yesterday they are still working to find a buyer their idled Delaware County refineries, while local emergency response officials expressed concerns that they may be left holding the bag if no buyers are found.

01/11/2012