Philadelphia Energy Solutions

Refinery fire
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Mark Abrams
September 11, 2019 - 7:43 pm
The union representing workers furloughed after Philadelphia Energy Solutions decided to shut down after a June fire is expressing outrage over millions of dollars in bonuses paid to executives just before the company filed for bankruptcy.
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Rain dampens but does not stop the Philadelphia Labor Day parade.
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Pat Loeb
September 02, 2019 - 1:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The skies opened over South Philadelphia just as thousands of union members stepped off for the annual Labor Day Parade up Columbus Boulevard. The parade had all the usual elements: public officials and union leaders urging members to vote for pro-labor candidates in...
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Kim Glovas
August 30, 2019 - 1:32 pm
The United Steelworkers union, which suffered the most jobs lost in the PES shutdown, is now supporting the plant's former CEO potential bid to reaquire the South Philly refinery.
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Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel press conference
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Paul Kurtz
August 30, 2019 - 1:15 pm
Fire and emergency management officials say they've taken a big step forward in the ongoing response to this summer's fire at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery in South Philadelphia.
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Kim Glovas
August 28, 2019 - 4:38 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Another suitor has emerged as the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery winds it's way through bankruptcy proceedings. Phil Rinaldi, who originally formed PES in 2012 then retired in 2017, says a combination of local and nationally elected officials and union members...
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PHILADELPHIA, PA - JUNE 21: General view after a massive fire erupted at a crude oil refinery that triggered several large explosions at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions Refining Complex on June 21, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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Pat Loeb
August 26, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia Energy Solutions is in bankruptcy, hoping for a buyer, and most of the workers have been laid off with no severance in the wake of June's explosion and fire . But for the skeleton crew that remains, the rare and risky work of clearing the site of tens of...
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Philadelphia Energy Solutions
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Kim Glovas
August 23, 2019 - 2:41 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A buyer has been publicly identified for the fire-damaged Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery in South Philadelphia. Sources have confirmed that SG Preston of Philadelphia is "very serious" about buying the soon-to-be shuttered refinery. SG Preston is a biofuels...
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The Refinery Advisory Group held its second public meeting on Tuesday, looking for input from dozens of community members.
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Justin Udo
August 21, 2019 - 7:28 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The effects of the South Philadelphia refinery explosion and fire in June is still being felt and will be for some time to come. An advisory group is helping some of the people affected most have a say in the future of the site. The Refinery Advisory Group held its...
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Philadelphia Energy Solutions
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Kim Glovas
August 19, 2019 - 6:47 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — About 500 Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery workers are wondering what will happen to them when the plant officially closes Friday. PES is working to close the plant, but wants to do it without union help. The PES refinery closed in June after explosions and a...
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Philadelphia Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel in South Philadelphia
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Pat Loeb
August 16, 2019 - 7:53 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Fire officials say they've disposed of about 50% of a dangerous chemical at Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery, which was shut down by an explosive fire in June. However, they're still not declaring the scene under control. “I'm pleased to say that we've had a...
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