2012-02-23 / Local & State

PA Lawmakers Rally Support For Refineries

By Andrew Miga

WASHINGTON (AP) – Pennsylvania lawmakers rallied support on Capitol Hill on Wednesday for three imperiled Philadelphia-area oil refineries.

Sens. Bob Casey, a Democrat, and Pat Toomey, a Republican, vowed to wage a tough fight to keep the refineries open and save jobs. They spoke at a meeting with about 150 refinery workers concerned that closing them could hurt the local workforce, push energy costs higher and endanger national security.

Sunoco is expected to shutter its plant in Marcus Hook this month. Another Sunoco refinery in Philadelphia is expected to close by July if a new buyer isn't found. ConocoPhillips closed a refinery in Trainer last

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