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July 22, 2014 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Delta Air Lines' subsidiary Monroe Energy L.L.C. has signed a five-year agreement with a Texas-based company, Bridger L.L.C., to receive 65,000 barrels of domestic crude a day at its oil refinery in Trainer, Delaware County. The contract will supply about one-third of the crude refined daily at the former ConocoPhillips refinery, which Delta bought in 2012. The Trainer refinery supplies Delta's Northeast operations with jet fuel, the largest and most volatile expense for airlines.
NEWS
April 26, 2011 | By Linda Loyd, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Surging fuel costs hampered US Airways Group and Delta Air Lines in the first quarter, with both airlines reporting losses Tuesday. US Airways said that traffic and revenue were up during the first three months, but that rising fuel costs, winter weather, and the Japan crisis weighed on results. Philadelphia's dominant airline posted a loss of $114 million, or 71 cents a share - more than double the $45 million loss, or 28 cents a share, a year ago. "Our first-quarter results were clearly impacted by the extremely high price of oil," said US Airways chief executive officer Doug Parker.
BUSINESS
October 24, 2013 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Delta Air Lines said Tuesday its refinery in Trainer, Delaware County, posted a $3 million profit for the three months ended Sept. 30. It was the first quarterly profit since Delta bought the former ConocoPhillips refinery last year to supply itself with jet fuel. "We have a tremendous opportunity with the Trainer refinery," Delta CEO Richard Anderson told investors on a conference call discussing third-quarter financial results. "Importantly, the refinery's production has proven to be effective in keeping jet cracks in check, particularly in the New York harbor.
NEWS
November 27, 2012 | By Linda Loyd, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
US Airways Group Inc. said Monday that Hurricane Sandy hurt October revenue by $30 million, and reduced October profit by $15 million. Philadelphia's dominant airline, transporting nearly 70 percent of air travelers, said that November earnings will be hurt by about $20 million because of the storm. The airline said given the impact on travel in the Northeast total bookings fell by 13 percent in the days leading up to, and after, the storm between Oct. 24 and Nov. 3, compared with the same period last year.
NEWS
January 3, 2012
US Airways Group Inc. announced Tuesday it will begin nonstop daily seasonal summer service from Philadelphia to Salt Lake City on May 24. Additionally, US Airways will add another daily frequency on March 25 between Philadelphia and St Louis, Mo.; Nashville, Tenn., Houston; Albany, N.Y.; Bangor, Maine; and Indianapolis. Separately, US Airways announced new daily flights at Washington Reagan National airport, where it acquired some takeoff and landing rights from Delta Air Lines.
NEWS
December 16, 2011
Delta Air Lines Inc. will begin four daily flights between Philadelphia and New York's LaGuardia airport on July 11 as part of an expansion in New York because it is swapping some takeoff and landing rights with US Airways Group Inc. Delta will operate flights from here to New York at 7 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 2 p.m., and 5:45 p.m., and flights leaving LaGuardia for Philadelphia at 9 a.m., 12 noon, 4 p.m., and 8:05 p.m. daily. Delta said Friday it will spend $100 million to expand LaGuardia's C and D terminals, which will be connected by a 600-foot bridge.
BUSINESS
March 1, 2013 | By Linda Loyd, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The oil refinery in Trainer owned by Delta Air Lines received its first shipment of Bakken crude oil from North Dakota on Feb. 12. The test shipment traveled in more than 100 rail cars to Albany, N.Y., where it was moved to a ship, and transported to Delta's docks in Trainer. "We are still evaluating our crude sourcing options. We don't currently have a facility to off-load from rail at Trainer," Delta spokesman Trebor Banstetter said. "If we decide to go ahead fully into the Bakken to get our crude, then we would invest in some rail facilities there, and it would come by rail all the way to the refinery.
NEWS
January 4, 2014 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
The snowstorm expected late Thursday will impact travel to, from, and through the Northeast. US Airways Group, Southwest Airlines, and Delta Air Lines issued winter weather advisories. US Airways, the dominant airline at Philadelphia International Airport, is waiving change fees for travel through Jan. 8, and will extend the time limit if necessary, said airline spokesman Todd Lehmacher. Southwest, which does not charge change fees, said it is monitoring the storm as it moves through the Midwest to the Northeast, and warned travelers that scheduled flights may be delayed, diverted, or canceled.
BUSINESS
October 18, 2014 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Delta Air Lines said Thursday that its Trainer oil refinery in Delaware County produced a $19 million profit in the third quarter, and is expected to have a $20 million profit in the current fourth quarter. Delta, the first U.S. airline to report earnings, had Thanksgiving revenues up by 8 percent, and Christmas and New Year's bookings "look solid," company president Edward Bastian reported on a conference call. Management said it has seen no change in booking trends due to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
BUSINESS
April 25, 2014 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Delta Air Lines, which bought the former ConocoPhillips refinery in Trainer, Delaware County, to secure a steady source of discounted jet fuel, said Wednesday the refinery lost $41 million in the first quarter but is expected to be profitable in the current June quarter. Delta said one major crude unit at the refinery was shut down for scheduled modifications, which decreased production. To bring Trainer to profitability in 2014, Delta is making infrastructure changes to increase refined production, and boost jet and diesel production to roughly 50 percent of the refinery's total output, Delta chief financial officer Paul Jacobson said during a conference call.
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