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(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

Tom McGarrigle speaking at podium. (Credit: David Madden)

Delaware County Authorizes $100k Study To Find New Uses For Sunoco Refinery

Delaware County has authorized a $100,000 study to look into potential new uses for the shut-down Sunoco oil refinery in Marcus Hook.

03/16/2012

(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

Gas Prices

Pennsylvania Gas Prices Expected To Rise This Spring

Pennsylvania is expected to be the gas hot spot of the country in the coming months.

02/22/2012

Sunoco Marcus Hook Refinery (credit: Cherri Gregg)

Over 100 Workers Laid Off From Marcus Hook Sunoco Refinery

Nearly a third of the employees at the Sunoco Marcus Hook refinery had their last day on Friday. As Sunoco continues to move out of the plant, it could be only a matter of time for the remaining employees.

02/17/2012

(Marcus Hook refinery, in file photo.  Credit: David Madden)

Sunoco Laying Off 1/3 Of Remaining Workers At Marcus Hook Refinery

More than 100 workers at Sunoco’s Marcus Hook refinery have been told not to report to work after this week.

02/15/2012

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

(Marcus Hook refinery, in file photo.  Credit: David Madden)

Officials Address Safety Concerns At Shuttered Oil Refineries

Delaware County Emergency Service officials met with representatives from Sunoco and Conoco Phillips oil refineries on Thursday to discuss public safety concerns following the closure of the two facilities.

02/10/2012

Marcus Hook Refinery, Sept. 1st 1954. (Photo by Charles Fenno Jacobs//Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)

After Cutting Local Refinery Jobs, Sunoco CEO Stepping Down

The CEO at Sunoco is stepping down at the end of the month after four years at the helm, overseeing changes that include a decision to get out of the oil refining business in favor becoming a retail operation.

02/03/2012

(The former Sunoco "Eagle Point" refinery in West Deptford, NJ. Credit: David Madden)

Closing A Plant Will Be Costly To Companies If Proposed Bill Passes In NJ

Standing in front of the former Sunoco refinery in West Deptford, Assemblyman John Burzichelli is among those who want the company to pay for the loss of some 500 jobs.

01/26/2012

Marcus Hook Mayor James Schiliro. (Credit: Tony Romeo)

Lawmakers Discuss Safety of Idled Delco Refineries

Officials of Sunoco and ConocoPhillips told state lawmakers yesterday they are still working to find a buyer their idled Delaware County refineries, while local emergency response officials expressed concerns that they may be left holding the bag if no buyers are found.

01/11/2012

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