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

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

Federal Government Approves Aid For Displaced Employees Of Delaware County Refineries

The feds have approved some $5 million that will aid displaced workers at a pair of shuttered oil refineries in Delaware County.

03/25/2012

(Charles Revna, head of the American Fuel and Petroleum Manufacturers Association.  Credit: David Madden)

Officials Eye Shutdown of Area Oil Refineries as National Security Issue

“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.

03/19/2012

Sunoco Marcus Hook Refinery (credit: Cherri Gregg)

Pa. Official ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ Two Of Three Delco Refineries Can Be Saved

Testifying at budget hearings today, Pennsylvania’s economic development secretary said he’s optimistic two of the three Delaware County refineries slated for closing can be saved.

03/01/2012

(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

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