Marcus Hook Pa.
The SPCA raided a home in Marcus Hook, Delaware County Friday night, rescuing dozens of dogs from an animal rescue that authorities say was run by a hoarder.
Delaware County has released the results of a $100,000 study looking into the future of the closed Sunoco oil refinery in Marcus Hook.
The marble slabs containing the names of 58, 202 fallen heroes are lined up in Market Square Memorial Park in Marcus Hook, where they’ll be under the watchful eyes of veterans through Monday afternoon.
A Texas-based energy company has offered to buy Sunoco for $5.3 billion but says it will keep a strong Philadelphia presence.
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?
If, like most people, you’re worried about gasoline prices, you might.
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.
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.
Meanwhile, there’s word that an oil executive has expressed an interest in the Sunoco refinery in Southwest Philadelphia.
More than 100 workers at Sunoco’s Marcus Hook refinery have been told not to report to work after this week.
“What we heard today was absolutely nothing,” said United Steelworkers VP Gary Beevers after a meeting in Marcus Hook.
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.
Sunoco’s announcement that it is getting out of the refinery business has residents of Marcus Hook more than a little worried.
Sunoco says it will try to sell its refineries in Philadelphia and Marcus Hook, and if that’s not possible, they’ll be shut down next July.
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