Patriot News: Lifeline from a pipeline

The Patriot-News published an in-depth article about the revival of the Marcus Hook Industrial Complex. The piece explores the refinery’s long history and recent transition from oil to gas, which is helping to grow and expand the local economy. In fact, the 800-acre Marcus Hook Industrial Complex has close to a thousand men working on the upgrades.

The piece notes, “Sunoco Logistics is spending roughly $2.5 billion on the Mariner East projects, ripping out old oil refinery equipment and replacing it with the tools and machinery necessary to store, process and ship billions of gallons of propane and ethane. When the upgrades are completed, the rate at which ships can be loaded will increase 10-fold. At the same time, it has repurposed the old Sun Oil pipeline to bring propane from the Marcellus Shale region to the east. A second pipeline, Mariner East II, is currently going through the permitting process, and Sunoco Logistics announced earlier this year it is considering a third.”

Read the entire article here.