May 27, 2014 |
Marie Horn's front porch offers a panoramic view of the Delaware River and riverfront park in Marcus Hook. Her back deck overlooks a different scene: empty lots, with curb cuts and street lights prepared for 11 more houses. The land has long sat vacant, as a nonprofit group struggles to find interested builders or buyers to complete a neighborhood of brightly colored colonials along the river, bookended by a refinery and a former refinery property. Horn's house is just one of three built in the last few years.
May 15, 2014 |
A BOOZE-FUELED fight left a Delaware County woman so disoriented Monday night that she wandered into the path of an Amtrak train, authorities said yesterday. That woman, identified by a law-enforcement source as Laura Dehart, 50, of Folcroft, was pronounced dead at Crozer-Chester Medical Center late Monday after being struck near SEPTA's Marcus Hook station just after 6 p.m. How Dehart ended up on the tracks wasn't clear, but an employee of the nearby Star Hotel said yesterday that the woman and her boyfriend - who lives in an extended-stay room at the establishment - had gotten into a dispute Monday night and that alcohol was involved.
May 1, 2014 |
Sunoco Pipeline L.P. said Tuesday that it was switching strategies in its effort to move Marcellus Shale products to Marcus Hook and avoid local zoning hurdles. The company said it was withdrawing an application for a controversial pumping station in Chester County on its cross-state pipeline called Mariner East. Instead, Sunoco is concentrating on getting the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission to rule that it is a public utility corporation and therefore exempt from cumbersome local zoning.
April 21, 2014 |
It is out with the old and in with the new at the 500-acre waterfront facility formerly known as the Sunoco Marcus Hook Refinery, now the Marcus Hook Industrial Complex. Workers last week ripped down aging petroleum-processing equipment, part of a labyrinth of machinery that has produced gasoline, diesel, and kerosene for more than a century. Other crews built cryogenic storage tanks more than 130 feet tall with three-foot-thick walls that will hold the future: new fuels from the prolific Marcellus Shale region.
April 5, 2014 |
An elaborate plan by Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. to transport Marcellus Shale natural gas liquids by pipeline across Pennsylvania to Marcus Hook is running into resistance. The company's subsidiary, Sunoco Pipeline L.P., last month filed an application with the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission to sidestep local zoning restrictions to build pump and valve control stations in 31 municipalities crossed by the pipeline. Sunoco Pipeline argues that it is a "public utility corporation," and that the PUC can exempt the construction of the above-ground structure from local zoning if it determines the buildings are "reasonably necessary for the convenience or welfare of the public.
February 15, 2014 |
Consol Energy Inc. on Thursday announced it will export Marcellus Shale ethane to a European petrochemical producer through Sunoco Logistics' Delaware River port in Marcus Hook. The agreement with Consol is the second for Ineos Europe AG, part of the Ineos Group, to export ethane from Western Pennsylvania through the Sunoco Logistics Mariner East pipeline, which is scheduled to come on line later this year. Ineos announced plans in 2012 to buy ethane from Range Resources for shipment to its plant in Norway.
January 15, 2014 |
Despite impassioned pleas from family and friends of former Marcus Hook Mayor James Schiliro, a Delaware County Court judge on Monday sent him to jail. Schiliro was sentenced to 10 to 20 months for an alcohol-fueled episode last February in which he had a police car bring a former neighbor - a 20-year-old to whom he said he was attracted - to his home, made him drink wine, and refused to let him leave for 31/2 hours. During the encounter, Schiliro threatened to kill himself and fired a gun into a stack of papers.
January 14, 2014 |
CHESTER A robbery victim pulled a weapon on his attacker outside a Chester bar early Sunday, fatally shooting him, police said. A 31-year-old Chester man with an arrest history armed with a handgun tried to rob a 22-year-old Marcus Hook man about 12:55 a.m. on the 2900 block of West Third Street near Bill's Tavern, police said. The younger man had a permit to carry a concealed weapon and exchanged fire with the robber, who illegally carried the gun, police said. Both men were shot and taken to Crozer-Chester Medical Center.
December 7, 2013 |
Edward R. Morgan III, 68, formerly of Havertown, a self-made businessman, died Monday, Dec. 2, of pneumonia at Bryn Mawr Hospital. Mr. Morgan founded Chemical Equipment Labs Inc., a water-treatment and chemical sales business in 1979. Through hard work and with help from his family, Mr. Morgan expanded from a tiny enterprise in the basement of his Havertown home into a corporation with offices in Marcus Hook, Virginia, and Delaware. The company offers water-treatment compounds, ice melt, and swimming-pool chemicals and ships the products worldwide, according to its website.
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.