January 23, 2013
Phillips 66 Co. has agreed to pay a $50,000 penalty to settle alleged violations of hazardous waste regulations at its former refinery in Trainer, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Tuesday. EPA cited Phillips 66 for violations involving the storage of hazardous materials including refinery hydrocarbon waste, chromium waste, heavy metal waste from batteries and mercury waste from fluorescent bulbs. Phillips 66 Co. is the successor to ConocoPhillips Corp., which owned the refinery until it was sold last year to Monroe Energy, a subsidiary of Delta Air Lines.
October 18, 2012 |
SALT LAKE CITY - A Ukrainian man, hung over from a 50-day drinking binge, said he believed that the wing of the airplane was on fire when he disrupted a Salt Lake City-bound Delta Air Lines flight and had to be wrestled to the floor by passengers, authorities allege in a criminal complaint. Federal authorities said that Anatoliy Baranovich woke up during the plane's descent, started yelling in Russian and tried to open the rear exit door, damaging the plane's fuselage. Fellow passenger Mike Riegelman, a Boston resident who was flying in first class en route to Boise, Idaho, for a business trip, said Wednesday he was torn between feeling sorry for Baranovich and being impressed by the Ukrainian's drinking prowess.
July 19, 2010
M Release: National Association of Home Builders' housing market index for July. Earnings: Crown Holdings; Delta Air Lines; IBM; Hasbro. T Release: Commerce housing starts for June. Session: Pa. House Insurance Comm., with Policy Committee, on health insurance rate increases. Earnings: JNJ; Fulton Financial W Session: Fed's Ben S. Bernanke on economic policy before Senate Banking, Housing, Urban Affairs Comm., Senate Finance Comm. on the Wall St. bailout.
March 19, 2002 |
2 more airlines drop travel agent commissions American and Continental airlines on yesterday joined Delta Air Lines in abolishing the commission they pay travel agents who sell tickets for their flights. The decisions - which come only three days after Atlanta-based Delta notified agents it would no longer pay commissions - virtually ensure that the nation's other major carriers will quickly move to abolish the commissions they are paying travel agents. The nation's airlines, which last year lost a combined $7 billion, paid travel agents an estimated $4 billion in commissions.
January 25, 2012 |
US Airways Group Inc. management confirmed Wednesday that the airline is studying a potential merger with bankrupt American Airlines. Chief executive officer Doug Parker said during a conference call with analysts and investors that US Airways has hired the Millstein & Co. restructuring firm, Barclays P.L.C. banking and financial services and the Latham & Watkins L.L.P. law firm to analyze a merger attempt. Parker made the announcement on the call to discuss fourth-quarter and 2011 earnings results.
August 5, 1987 |
With Delta Air Lines flying under dark clouds in recent weeks, its problems have been natural fodder for comedians, television hosts and radio personalities. A rash of incidents, including a Delta jet landing at the wrong airport and another straying into the paths of other jets, has turned the airline, unwittingly, into prime material for satire. But Delta apparently isn't laughing. At least two radio stations report that they recently got telephone calls grounding their Delta advertising after spoofs of airline problems.
April 18, 2012
Sen. Bob Casey Jr. (D., Pa.) and the Delaware County Council on Wednesday urged ConocoPhillips to sell its refinery in Trainer to a buyer that would keep the refinery operating as a manufacturing facility rather than as a fuel storage terminal. Prompted by rumors that potential buyers of the ConocoPhillips refinery in Trainer plan to shut down the plant, the elected leaders wrote Wednesday to ConoccoPhillips chief executive James Mulva to urge him to sell the plant to buyer that would operate it as a refinery, which would employ more people and require more investment than a fuel-storage facility.
July 7, 2008 |
The U.S. Transportation Department has given permission to US Airways Group and Northwest Airlines to temporarily suspend some China flights without losing rights to operate to that region in the future. Costly fuel compelled US Airways, the region's dominant airline, which carries two-thirds of passengers at Philadelphia International Airport, to announce in May that it planned to delay the launch of its new Philadelphia-Beijing service from 2009 until March 2010. Northwest also plans to suspend some cargo flights to China.
April 26, 2013 |
United Airlines says it's on the way to fixing the reliability problems that have driven away travelers. Now it needs to reliably make money. The airline's parent company reported a $417 million first-quarter loss on Thursday. CEO Jeff Smisek was disappointed with the financial result, but said the airline is making strides in customer service that will eventually help the bottom line. United is giving customer service training to airport workers and flight attendants worldwide, including those who fly on regional airlines hired by United.