September 8, 2016 |
After 12 years, three trials, and 70 days of court testimony, a federal district judge in Philadelphia has ruled in favor of the Greek owners and operators of the oil tanker Athos I, which struck an anchor in the Delaware River in November 2004 as it nudged toward the Citgo refinery dock in Paulsboro. Judge Joel H. Slomsky in a 173-page opinion in late July and a final order Aug. 17 ruled that Citgo, the refinery operator, had failed its duty to provide "safe berth warranty" to the Athos I tanker sailing from Puerto Miranda, Venezuela.
October 1, 2014 |
Light shimmers through the trees and scatters on the surface of the Delaware River's back channel. About 45 of us have crossed a two-lane bridge from the mainland, cleared security, and parked on Petty's Island. "Welcome to Acquikanasara," tour guide Bob Shinn says, launching the vivid volley of vowels in the Lenape name for this place. There's anticipation, as well as the unmistakable aroma of autumn, in the air; the private island we stand upon has pretty much been closed to the public for 100 years.
February 5, 2014 |
NuStar Energy L.P. has sold the remaining half of its money-losing asphalt business to its joint-venture partner, Lindsay Goldberg L.L.C. The sale includes the former Citgo refinery in Paulsboro. NuStar, based in San Antonio, Texas, acquired the asphalt business from Citgo in 2008, but the business turned sour with the economic collapse and a drop in demand for asphalt, which is used for paving and in roofing material. "It's been a big drag on the bottom-line results of this company," Curtis V. Anastasio, NuStar's then-chief executive, told analysts in November.
January 4, 2013 |
Paul Michael Parchinski was a chemical engineer who over a 34-year career worked his way up the echelons of the petroleum industry, retiring from Citgo in 2001 as senior environmental adviser. It was then that he decided to take a job with an employer even mightier than the oil giants. Mr. Parchinski became Deacon Parchinski, serving his home parish, Holy Angels Roman Catholic Church in Woodbury. Instead of hazmat emergencies and executive meetings, he was called to assist priests; perform weddings, baptisms, and funerals; tend to the sick; and console the bereft.
December 19, 2012 |
Falling gas prices are hitting numbers not seen since the beginning of the year. How about under $3 a gallon in North Jersey? A Delta station on Brook Avenue in Passiac Park, north of Newark, is charging just $2.97 a gallon, the lowest in the state, according to GasBuddy.com - and it's not some gimmick price. "It's very busy," said a worker who declined to share his name. "Like Hurricane Sandy all over again. " Prices are a bit higher in South Jersey, with a low of $3.05 at a Citgo on the White Horse Pike in Chesilhurst, Camden County, according to GasBuddy.com.
April 15, 2011 |
Citgo does not have to pay $177 million in cleanup costs stemming from the massive 2004 spill of crude oil from a tanker nearing its dock on the Delaware River, a federal judge has ruled. The judge cleared Citgo of liability in the third-largest oil spill in U.S. waters, which happened when the single-hull Greek tanker struck a rusty anchor long submerged in the riverbed. Nearly 265,000 barrels of heavy crude oil gushed out as the tanker neared the Citgo dock in Paulsboro after a six-day journey from Venezuela.
July 23, 2010 |
Another remembrance for the Yankees The Yankees are about to find out how many memories fit on a standard baseball uniform. The Bronx Bombers will wear black armbands on the left sleeve of their game jerseys for the rest of the season to honor former manager Ralph Houk, who died Wednesday at 90 in Winter Haven, Fla. The former Marine followed Casey Stengel as manager in 1961 and led New York to two World Championships. The armband will appear below the Bob Sheppard patch on the left sleeve of their jerseys.
April 22, 2008 |
New Jersey should stop lollygagging and accept an oil company's years-old offer of Petty's Island, a coalition of environmentalists and other advocates said yesterday. The coalition argues that now is the perfect time for New Jersey to accept the proposed gift from Citgo Petroleum, because a North Carolina company that had proposed a major redevelopment project on the island recently dropped its plans, citing poor economic conditions in the national housing market. In addition, the state is in such dire financial straits that it is considering closing some state parks to save money, which means there's scant funding available to acquire new open space.
October 23, 2006
Deep backing for arts Re: "A rich culture, flat broke," Oct. 16: The editorial decries the paltry government funding for arts in the Philadelphia region. Local government support for the arts in Southeastern Pennsylvania is a low 3 percent of cultural revenues. But inadequate government support is only part of the picture! As one who works with a wide cross-section of nonprofits and committed donors on fund-raising and strategic planning, I see what happens in other communities.
October 5, 2006
THANKS for your article on Citgo's heating-oil assistance program. With the cost of heating seemingly always on the rise, many Philadelphians will struggle again this winter to keep the heat on, even with programs like this. Heating oil is used by a third of Pennsylvanians, but since it's unregulated, there usually aren't many programs to help low-income oil users. The price of heating oil has risen dramatically over the last few winters. Some of us remember when oil cost 97 cents a gallon, and today it's well over $2. I want to add a resource for people who need help.