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SPCA Removes Dozens Of Dogs From Del. County Home

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.

02/22/2013

(Tom McGarrigle, at lectern, is chairman of Delaware County Council.  Author Joseph Waldo is third from right.  Credit: David Madden)

Delco Officials Think Sunoco Refinery’s Future Is In Marcellus Shale

Delaware County has released the results of a $100,000 study looking into the future of the closed Sunoco oil refinery in Marcus Hook.

06/27/2012

(Credit: David Madden)

Portable Version of Vietnam War Memorial Visits Marcus Hook, Pa.

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.

06/21/2012

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

Sunoco Being Acquired By a Texas-Based Oil Company, But HQ Will Remain Here

A Texas-based energy company has offered to buy Sunoco for $5.3 billion but says it will keep a strong Philadelphia presence.

04/30/2012

(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

(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

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

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

More than 100 workers at Sunoco’s Marcus Hook refinery have been told not to report to work after this week.

02/15/2012

(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

(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

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

Marcus Hook, Pa. Prepares To Deal With Sale Or Loss Of Refinery

Sunoco’s announcement that it is getting out of the refinery business has residents of Marcus Hook more than a little worried.

09/08/2011

(The Sunoco refinery at Marcus Hook, Pa.   File photo)

Sunoco Plans To Sell Or Shut Philadelphia, Marcus Hook Refineries

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.

09/06/2011

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