PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The largest oil refinery on the East Coast says it is extending the termination date for employees by another six weeks to better prepare the property for “possible sale and restart” following a devastating fire.
Philadelphia Energy Solutions confirmed Wednesday that the termination date for workers is Aug. 25 rather than July 12, a decision first announced by U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa.
Company spokeswoman Cherice Corley said in an email that Philadelphia Energy Solutions was “continuing its efforts to secure the facility in anticipation of potentially rebuilding the damaged infrastructure, and preparing for a possible sale and restart.”
The June 21 fire remains under investigation.
The company says the 150-year-old complex processes 335,000 barrels of crude oil daily into gasoline, jet fuel, propane, home heating oil and other products.
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