July 17, 2011
DOVER, Del. - A woman was killed Friday in Delaware City after a trailer became unhitched from a pickup truck and struck her vehicle, state police said. Shati Miller, 26, of Delaware City, died when the trailer, loaded with lawn equipment, hit her 2001 Cadillac on River Road, police said. They were investigating how the trailer had become unhitched from the Dodge Ram towing it. Police Sgt. Paul Shavack said charges were possible against the Dodge's driver, Allen Gurtler, 66, of Delaware City.
July 14, 2014 |
Eugene Kern , a Marine-turned-corporate computing consultant based in West Chester, has spent years promoting a billion-dollar scheme to build a giant corporate data center with its own big, clean natural gas power plant. Rejected at a New Jersey site, Kern found fans in Gov. Jack Markell 's Delaware. The Democrats who run the state have backed a string of big industrial projects, hoping for jobs. Some worked, some didn't: The revived PBF Energy refinery in Delaware City is turning trainloads of oil into fuel.
April 11, 2013 |
PBF Energy Inc., whose holdings include refineries in Paulsboro, N.J., and Delaware City, Del., announced Wednesday it has signed an agreement to buy North Dakota crude oil that will be delivered to its Delaware plant by rail. PFF's deal is with Continental Resources Inc., the largest producer and leaseholder in the Bakken Shale formation, allowing the refiner to buy crude at a discount. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
September 3, 2010
A spokesman for PBF Energy Partners L.P. said that it is interested in buying oil refineries in North America but would not comment on wire service reports that it is in talks to buy Valero Energy Corp.'s refinery in Paulsboro. The spokesman, Michael Gayga, noted, however, that PBF in June bought Valero's oil refinery in Delaware City. The Paulsboro operation can refine 185,000 barrels a day. PBF, Greenwich, Conn., is a partnership between European refiner Petroplus Holdings A.G. and two U.S. private equity firms, the Blackstone Group and First Reserve.
July 16, 2010 |
It is an impressive sight, almost medieval. A 30-foot moat surrounds the castle-like structure, whose granite walls - up to 30 feet thick - rise three stories above the water. Fort Delaware was built on Pea Patch Island in the Delaware River in the mid-19th century to defend Wilmington and Philadelphia, but it became famous as a Civil War prisoner-of-war camp. Now it is a historic state park visited by sightseers who travel by ferry from Delaware City, Del., south of the Delaware Memorial Bridge, to the island where tens of thousands of Confederate POWs were held.
January 16, 2010 |
Valero Energy Corp. is exploring "strategic alternatives" for its Paulsboro refinery, but the Texas company won't confirm a published report that it hired investment bank UBS AG to find a buyer. "We are seeking strategic alternatives for the Paulsboro refinery," spokesman Bill Day said in an e-mail yesterday. Bloomberg News quoted sources saying that the San Antonio-based company hired UBS to sell its only remaining U.S. East Coast plant. Valero, the nation's largest oil refiner, closed its Delaware City, Del., plant in November amid a nationwide slump in demand for refined products.
December 21, 2011
PBF Holding Company L.L.C. announced Wednesday it will spend $1 billion to upgrade its Delaware City, Del., refinery to produce ultra-low sulfur distillates, which includes diesel, heating oil and jet fuel. The PBF Clean Fuels Project, which will take three years to complete, involves the installation of equipment that strip 99 percent of the sulfur content from heavy crude oil, which is less expensive than sweet crude. The new equipment can also refine material supplied from PBF's refinery in Paulsboro, N.J. PBF bought the two refineries in 2010 from Valero Energy Corp.
September 2, 1987 |
Just about everybody sitting around the bar at Jeff's Tap Room in Bridgeville, Del., had heard of Cocked Hat, just up the road toward Greenwood in rural Sussex County. But no one in the tavern, not even the oldest of the regulars who sipped cold draught beer from Mason jars one hot afternoon recently, knew how Cocked Hat had gotten its name. "It's just always been called that," shrugged George Jefferson, owner of the tavern, as he rearranged his baseball cap on his head. The question circulated and drew a considerable amount of discussion, but no one had anything to add. Cocked Hat is not a town, despite the little dot beside the name on the Delaware map. Nobody lives there.
November 15, 2011 |
The privately held company that restarted the Delaware City oil refinery earlier this year wants to test the public markets. PBF Energy Inc. , of Parsippany, N.J., has filed documents with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a possible initial public offering that seeks to raise up to $100 million. However, let me caution all supporters of the Philadelphia-area refineries that were put up for sale in September that the possible IPO doesn't mean PBF would have 100 million reasons to consider buying one, two or three of them.
December 5, 2012 |
Sunoco Inc. has finished its long liquidation. But the Philadelphia area could soon be the production center for another publicly traded, multibillion-dollar oil refiner. PBF Energy , the Parsippany, N.J.-based company that bought the former Valero refineries in Paulsboro and Delaware City and the original Sunoco refinery in Toledo, amid the recession, has updated an earlier proposal to sell shares in an initial public stock offering (IPO), possibly by the end of this year.