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.
Chris reviews Mitt Romney’s big win in the Illinois Primary. He talks to Frank Mannion, a lawyer for a business suing the Department of Health and Human Services over the contraception mandate and to Tom McGrath from Philadelphia Magazine about racism in the Philadelphia Fire Department and parenting advice from celebrities.
Meanwhile, there’s word that an oil executive has expressed an interest in the Sunoco refinery in Southwest Philadelphia.
Sen. Bob Casey is calling for a legislative hearing to see how energy prices would be affected by the possible closure of three Philadelphia-area oil refineries.
Chris talks to CBS 3’s Natasha Brown in Happy Valley covering the ceremonies following the death of Joe Paterno and to John Hayward to analyze last night’s Republican debate. He also responds to a Daily News editorial criticizing him for his reactions to their coverage of the Bill Conlin child molestation scandal
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.
Chris analyzes the fallout from Teamster President James Hoffa’s comments on Labor Day. He talks to Pat Meehan about the potential closing of two local Sunoco refineries and Dom Giordano about the strike by high school teachers at Catholic High Schools in Philadelphia.