Marcus Hook Refinery
Governor Tom Corbett announced today that the Commonwealth will enable a global manufacturer of plastics to purchase a portion of the Sunoco Marcus Hook Refinery, impacting hundreds of jobs and creating dozens more.
Workers headed back to the ConnocoPhillips refinery in Trainer on Tuesday morning after a deal was finalized last week to reopen the facility.
A Texas-based energy company has offered to buy Sunoco for $5.3 billion but says it will keep a strong Philadelphia presence.
“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.
More than 100 workers at Sunoco’s Marcus Hook refinery have been told not to report to work after this week.
Sunoco’s announcement that it is getting out of the refinery business has residents of Marcus Hook more than a little worried.
Union workers gathered outside Sunoco’s annual shareholders’ meeting in center city Philadelphia to voice fears that the company may close its two area refineries.