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Oil Refineries

(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

Stigall Show Log 3.21.12

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.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–03/21/2012

(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 Sunoco

Senator Casey Meets With Oil Refinery Works To Discuss Plant Closures

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.

02/11/2012

Stigall Show Log 1.24.12

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

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–01/24/2012

(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

Stigall Show Log 9.7.11

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.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–09/07/2011

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