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Sunoco Refinery

(Gov. Corbett, left, speaks after a Philadelphia Energy Solutions logo is unveiled on an oil tank at the former Sunoco refinery in South Philadelphia.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Former Sunoco Refinery Gets New Life Under New Management

The joint venture between Sunoco and the investment firm The Carlyle Group keeps the refinery and its 850 jobs alive.

09/19/2012

Stigall Show Log 7.3.12

Chris details the saving of the Sunoco refinery by a private equity firm. He talks to Mark Erlbaum about a video project on the meaning of life, Head of the PA GOP Mike Barley, Congressman Pat Meehan about the latest in the Fast and Furious investigation, and Conservative Blogger Pamela Geller.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–07/03/2012

(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

(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

(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

Stigall Show Log 2.28.12

Chris covers the story of FOX 29 not airing video on Mayor Nutter patting a woman’s buttocks while bowling and discusses the issue with Dan Gross of the Daily News. He talks to Marcus Hook Mayor James Schiliro about the status of the Sunoco refinery in Marcus Hook and to Chuck Darrow of the Daily News about the death of a casino executive in Atlantic City.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–02/28/2012

Marcus Hook Sunoco

Sunoco Idles Marcus Hook Refinery; 490 Layoffs Expected

Sunoco is idling a refinery in suburban Philadelphia, and the company says about 490 layoffs are expected.

12/01/2011

(Pennsylvania governor Tom Corbett, at the Pennsylvania Press Club in Harrisburg on November 21st.  Credit: Tony Romeo)

Corbett Says He’s Working on Dredging, Refinery Jobs in Philadelphia Area

Governor Tom Corbett says he’s working to preserve and create jobs on two major fronts in the Philadelphia region.

11/28/2011

(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

(Jerry Dugan, of the United Steelworkers, outside the Sunoco shareholders' meeting near Logan Circle.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Union Says Sunoco Wants To Close Local Refineries, Laying Off Thousands

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.

05/05/2011

South Philadelphia Body Found

Body Pulled From Schuylkill River Near Sunoco Refinery

The body of an unidentified male was found floating in the Schuylkill River near the Sunoco Refinery Tuesday.

04/26/2011

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Diesel Fuel Released Into Atmosphere At Philadelphia Sunoco Refinery

Some diesel fuel was accidentally released into the atmosphere overnight at the Sunoco refinery at 28th and Passyunk in Philadelphia.

09/25/2010