AAA spokeswoman Jenifer Moore said the closest of the largest oil refinery on the East Coast will likely have an impact on gas prices in and around the region.
"While it is too early to know how much prices can increase and how long, motorists in the region will likely continue to see a fluctuation in pump prices – especially leading up to the busy Fourth of July travel period, "Moore said in a statement.
The fire has made it" impossible "to continuous operations, CEO Mark Smith said in a statement. At least 1
"Today, Philadelphia Energy Solutions made the difficult decision to shutdown the refining complex. While our teams include some of the most talented people in the industry, the recent four at the refinery complex has made it impossible for us to continue operations, "Smith said.
" We are grateful that the four resulted in only a few minor injuries. I want to thank our employees for their hard work and dedication and to thank the Philadelphia community for their support. "
Mayor addresses loss of jobs
The cit The plans and support of the refinery's closure, Kenney said.
Authorities still investigating cause of explosion
The fire started with an explosion on June 21 from a vessel of butane and propane, eventually engulfing the refinery and raising air quality concerns.
Five people suffered minor injuries in the incident. Authorities are still investigating the cause of the explosion.