Philadelphia Energy Solutions and Clean Air Council Reach Global Agreement: Appeal Dismissed

Apr 19, 2013, 16:57 ET from Philadelphia Energy Solutions

PHILADELPHIA, April 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and the Clean Air Council (CAC), a regional environmental advocacy organization, jointly announced a settlement resolving CAC's appeal of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP) decision allowing emission reductions from the shut-down of the former Sunoco Marcus Hook Refinery to be credited to the Philadelphia Refining Complex, which PES purchased from Sunoco in September 2012.

CAC's appeal challenged the PA DEP's determination that the Marcus Hook Refinery and the Philadelphia Refinery could be considered a "single source" for purposes of air permitting.  PES agreed voluntarily to install Ultra Low NOx Burners on two of its heaters at the Philadelphia Refining Complex to further reduce emissions beyond the cuts achieved by the shut-down of the Marcus Hook Refinery.

CAC agreed to withdraw its appeal and not to challenge PES's use of the remaining emission credits from the former Marcus Hook Refinery at the Philadelphia Refining Complex.

About Philadelphia Energy Solutions
Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES), headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is a leading manufacturer of petroleum and petrochemical products and operates two domestic refineries, Girard Point and Point Breeze, and is the longest continuously operating refinery on the East Coast, processing approximately 330,000 barrels of crude oil per day making it the largest oil refining complex on the Eastern seaboard.

About Clean Air Council
Clean Air Council is a regional environmental organization, headquartered in Philadelphia, with members throughout Pennsylvania and Delaware. The mission of the Council is to Protect Everyone's Right to Clean Air.

SOURCE Philadelphia Energy Solutions