October 13, 2014 |
HOUSTON, Pa. - Philadelphia's reindustrialization starts 300 miles away at a sprawling processing plant in Southwestern Pennsylvania where liquid fuels extracted from Marcellus Shale gas begin a cross-state journey to the Delaware River. In the last five years, a forest of metal distillation towers has sprung up like a poplar grove from the Washington County countryside, surrounded by rows of cylindrical storage tanks. The complex, owned by MarkWest Energy Partners of Denver, separates high-value liquid fuels such as propane and butane from the "wet" natural gas produced near here, the sweetest spot in the prolific Marcellus Shale formation.
December 6, 2013 |
Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. announced on Wednesday it is seeking commitments from shippers for a separate and mostly new pipeline that would generally follow the path of its current cross-state Mariner East pipeline, which carries natural-gas liquid fuels from the Marcellus Shale region to Marcus Hook. The binding open season will test whether there is a market for project, which would be called Mariner East 2 and transport ethane and propane. The materials, primarily used in petrochemical production, are being exported from the former refinery site in Marcus Hook.
September 3, 1992 |
Groundbreaking took place Sunday on a memorial dedicated to the memory of 183 Delaware County residents who died in the Vietnam War. Work on the $20,000 bronze-in-granite structure in Market Square Memorial Park in Marcus Hook was made possible by the efforts of the Delaware County Vietnam Veterans Memorial Project, founded by a group of area veterans.
February 27, 2012 |
The head of Sunoco has met with officials in Marcus Hook to object to a zoning change that could limit the company's plans for its soon-to-be-closed refinery. Incoming Sunoco Inc. CEO Brian MacDonald met with local officials Wednesday, only hours before the local zoning board was to take up the issue, the Delaware County Daily Times reported. Later that night, the board voted in favor of an amendment that would restrict storage of petroleum products at the Marcus Hook site to only those manufactured there, which would severely limit the potential for bringing in imported refined products to store there.
March 18, 2013 |
A woman who operated what she called an animal rescue operation has been charged with 43 counts of animal cruelty after sick and underweight animals were found in her filthy Delaware County house, the Pennsylvania SPCA announced Friday. Last month, PSPCA officers, executing a search warrant, removed 28 dogs from Sixth Angel Shepherd Rescue Inc., which Terry Silva, 53, operated out of her Marcus Hook property. Many of the dogs - German shepherds and shepherd mixes - were ill, the agency said.
February 5, 2015 |
Buoyed by the rebirth of the Marcus Hook refinery site, the Delaware County Council on Tuesday said it would commission a $100,000 study to examine new industrial uses linked to the emerging Marcellus Shale energy hub. County officials announced the study after touring the 800-acre former Sunoco refinery site, which Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. is rebuilding into an industrial complex connected to the shale-gas region by the company's Mariner East...
May 31, 2012 |
A Delaware County man was arrested Wednesday after authorities said he robbed a bank in his neighborhood twice and used the money to pay property taxes, put new windows in his house, and fund a trip to Atlantic City. David Federowicz, 39, of Marcus Hook, was arrested without incident, District Attorney Jack Whelan said in a statement. He was charged with robbery, theft, and receiving stolen property. According to court documents, Federowicz robbed the Sovereign Bank in Marcus Hook in January and September 2011, stealing more than $14,000.
October 16, 1991 |
"When I fly a kite, I feel like I have no problems. " So it's no wonder that Johnny Junto, 78, is out flying kites almost every day of the year, weather permitting. Sometimes in the summer, he'll be out from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Market Square Memorial Park along the Delaware River in Marcus Hook. Junto, who became interested in flying kites about five years ago, likes to help get children involved in the activity. He once bought 150 small kites to give to children who wanted a kite to fly.
July 6, 1986 |
Each day, patrol boats from the U.S. Coast Guard Base in Gloucester City, N.J., keep an eye on the Delaware River. A northern patrol takes a crew from its base, just south of the Walt Whitman Bridge, to the Tacony Palmyra Bridge; a southern patrol goes just beyond Marcus Hook. The 122-member base has a search-and-rescue area of 79 miles - 31 miles north to Trenton and 48 miles south to the Cohansey River - and is also responsible for private- boating safety and law enforcement.
May 28, 2002 |
Here's what most people see when they visit Market Square Memorial Park in Marcus Hook, a tiny patch of green squeezed between two huge refineries: Jumbo tankers and cargo vessels plying the Delaware River. Washed-up plastic bottles. And lots and lots of marine debris - thick mooring rope, rusted cable, driftwood. But when John McNally, an unemployed electrician and amateur marine archaeologist from nearby Wallingford, looks out at the river, he sees something altogether different: Marauding pirates.