Not Dead Yet! White House Lobbies to Keep Philly Site a Refinery

Just a few days ago MDN brought you the sad news that the former Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) refinery, now closed, will stay closed permanently following a deal to sell the site to a warehouse developer from Chicago (see Philadelphia Energy Solutions Oil Refinery Permanently Closed). Over 1,000 people are out of work because of the PES bankruptcy and closure. PES is the oldest refinery on the East Coast. But what’s this? The Trump White House is getting involved and supporting a challenge to the sale by another bidder who (a) offered $25 million MORE for the site, and (b) wants to keep operating the site as a refinery.

Please Login to view this content. (Not a member? Join Today!)
You do not have permission to view the comments.

Please Login to post a comment