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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.
NEWS
August 28, 2016 | By Mari A. Schaefer, STAFF WRITER
It was a simple gesture of kindness from one veteran to another. David Morales, 28, stuck his hand out to Bob Passanisi, 92, as the two stood within feet of the Liberty Bell on Independence Mall on Friday. "Hey, from one veteran to another I just want to say thank you for your service," said Morales, a National Guard  Staff Sgt. from Delaware City, Del. Morales said he served "outside the wire" as a military police officer in Afghanistan and Iraq. The two looked each other in the eyes, smiled, shook hands and then parted ways.
NEWS
February 4, 2016 | By Andrew Maykuth, STAFF WRITER
PBF Logistics L.P. announced Tuesday that it will acquire four refined-product terminals in the Philadelphia area from Plains All American Pipeline L.P. of Houston for $100 million. PBF Logistics is affiliated with PBF Energy, of Parsippany, N.J., which owns the oil refineries in Paulsboro and Delaware City, Del. The assets include a total of 57 tanks with a total capacity of 4.2 million barrels, pipeline connections, 26 truck-loading lanes, and marine facilities capable of handling barges and ships.
BUSINESS
April 11, 2013 | By Andrew Maykuth, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.  
NEWS
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.
NEWS
July 16, 2010 | By Edward Colimore, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
BUSINESS
January 16, 2010 | By Andrew Maykuth INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
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.
BUSINESS
November 15, 2011 | By Mike Armstrong, Inquirer Columnist
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.
BUSINESS
February 25, 2016 | By Andrew Maykuth, Staff Writer
The number of ships importing crude oil to the Philadelphia area increased 19 percent in 2015, the latest evidence that refiners here shifted away from domestic petroleum sources during last year's oil-price crash. Authorities reported the arrival of 310 crude-oil tankers at area refineries last year, up from 260 in 2014, according to data compiled by the Maritime Exchange for the Delaware River and Bay. The trade association's vessel count is only a rough measure of crude-oil movements, since the capacity of oil tankers can vary.
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NEWS
August 28, 2016 | By Mari A. Schaefer, STAFF WRITER
It was a simple gesture of kindness from one veteran to another. David Morales, 28, stuck his hand out to Bob Passanisi, 92, as the two stood within feet of the Liberty Bell on Independence Mall on Friday. "Hey, from one veteran to another I just want to say thank you for your service," said Morales, a National Guard  Staff Sgt. from Delaware City, Del. Morales said he served "outside the wire" as a military police officer in Afghanistan and Iraq. The two looked each other in the eyes, smiled, shook hands and then parted ways.
BUSINESS
February 25, 2016 | By Andrew Maykuth, Staff Writer
The number of ships importing crude oil to the Philadelphia area increased 19 percent in 2015, the latest evidence that refiners here shifted away from domestic petroleum sources during last year's oil-price crash. Authorities reported the arrival of 310 crude-oil tankers at area refineries last year, up from 260 in 2014, according to data compiled by the Maritime Exchange for the Delaware River and Bay. The trade association's vessel count is only a rough measure of crude-oil movements, since the capacity of oil tankers can vary.
NEWS
February 4, 2016 | By Andrew Maykuth, STAFF WRITER
PBF Logistics L.P. announced Tuesday that it will acquire four refined-product terminals in the Philadelphia area from Plains All American Pipeline L.P. of Houston for $100 million. PBF Logistics is affiliated with PBF Energy, of Parsippany, N.J., which owns the oil refineries in Paulsboro and Delaware City, Del. The assets include a total of 57 tanks with a total capacity of 4.2 million barrels, pipeline connections, 26 truck-loading lanes, and marine facilities capable of handling barges and ships.
NEWS
December 23, 2015 | BY WILL BUNCH, Staff Writer
THEY CALLED themselves "the Goon Squad" - a kind of A-Team of strong, burly African-American men who drove the streets of Wilmington's predominantly black neighborhoods in the late 1960s looking for early signs of gang violence and telling young people to keep it cool. Herman Holloway Jr., a veteran community activist in the Delaware city who helped organize the Goon Squad when he was in his early 20s, recalls that the team included a former Navy heavyweight boxing champ and a man who moved broken-down cars with his bare hands.
NEWS
December 20, 2015 | By Jonathan Tamari, WASHINGTON BUREAU
WASHINGTON - Rep. Patrick Meehan, a Delaware County Republican, voted against a $1.1 trillion spending bill that cleared the House and Senate on Friday, warning that a key provision could hurt the oil refineries that employ thousands in the Philadelphia area. Meehan and Sen. Pat Toomey (R. Pa.) were the only lawmakers from the region who voted against the bipartisan package, a sweeping compromise that will keep the federal government running for the next fiscal year but also includes enough policy riders in its 2,009 pages to please and anger seemingly everyone.
BUSINESS
July 14, 2014 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
BUSINESS
January 23, 2014 | By Andrew Maykuth, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Monday derailment of a freight train carrying crude oil to the Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) refinery has triggered a new round of alarm over petroleum shipments by rail, but has not affected operations at the South Philadelphia refinery. CSX Corp. crews began transferring oil and sand Tuesday from seven cars that derailed on a bridge spanning the Schuylkill in Grays Ferry. The cars were at the end of a 101-car train traveling from Chicago to Philadelphia, carrying crude oil from North Dakota.
BUSINESS
July 17, 2013
In the Region June revenue up at Pa. casino tables Pennsylvania's 11 casinos generated $59.5 million in table games revenue in June, up 4.2 percent from a year ago. Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem, with 183 tables, was the leader at $16.9 million; second place was Parx Casino in Bensalem with 166 tables, which grossed $9.1 million. Two other Philadelphia-area casinos rounded out the top four - SugarHouse placed third at $6.7 million from 58 tables, and Harrah's Philadelphia grossed $6.3 million from 121. For the fiscal year ending June 30, total table-games revenue at the state's gambling houses was $713.1 million, an increase of 7.4 percent from the previous fiscal year's total of $663.9 million.
BUSINESS
July 11, 2013 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writer
The runaway crude-oil train that roasted downtown Lac-Megantic, Quebec, on Saturday has the refiners and shippers who count on similar trainloads to fill the Delaware River refineries paying close attention. Could this happen here? After all the blather about running out of oil, more crude is now flowing from deep wells and giant pits in central North America than ever. Pipeline operators want to ship the stuff East to refiners and consumers. Environmentalists and their alternative-energy allies in the Obama White House have blocked those plans, so far. So instead, oil has gone by rail - enriching people like Warren Buffett , whose Berkshire Hathaway holding company owns the Burlington Northern Santa Fe lines that dominate energy country, and Edward Burkhardt , who runs Chicago-based Rail World Inc. , which ran the killer train of Lac-Megantic.
BUSINESS
April 11, 2013 | By Andrew Maykuth, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.  
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