Through building a strong partnership, in July 2012, Braskem America announced its acquisition of the propylene splitter assets at Sunoco's Marcus Hook refinery. In late September 2012, Sunoco Logistics Partners announced it would move forward with Mariner East, a pipeline project to transport approximately 70,000 barrels per day of ethane and propane from western Pennsylvania to its Marcus Hook refinery.
As a result of the Corbett Administration working in partnership with the Delaware County Council, and Marcus Hook and Trainer Boroughs, one of the two Delaware County refineries was purchased and is still in operation, while the second, the Marcus Hook refinery, is in the process of being divided and developed for reuse.
"This venture will breathe new life back into the 100-year-old refinery and open the door to future development and job creation at the site," Holman said. "The credit goes to leadership – the leadership of Governor Corbett and the leadership of Delaware County, Marcus Hook, and Trainer, all working together in true partnership."
The C. Alan Walker Award for Public-Private Partnership is named after Secretary Walker due to his understanding of the importance of the relationship between public and private sectors, having served in both sectors for years. To learn more about the C. Alan Walker Award for Public-Private Partnership or other DCED programs, visit http://www.newPA.com.Media Contact: Steven Kratz, DCED, 717-783-1132
SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development