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PBF Admits Third Party Shipments from Delaware City Refinery

Delaware City Refinery
pbfenergy.com

Shipments of crude oil have been sent from Delaware City Refinery to third-party destinations in 2014.

That admission comes from the facility’s owner PBF Energy after claiming in 2013 that it had only sent one shipment to a destination in New Jersey which was authorized by the Delaware Department Natural Resources and Environmental Control.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that the state decided not to issue a sanction against PBF for a shipment of crude oil to a Philadelphia refinery that same year.

After the paper’s story the Delaware Department of Justice released a letter from the PBF admitting that it made at least two shipments involving the use of barges.

The News Journal notes that environmentalists have criticized the Markell administration for – what they say – is the dismantling the state’s landmark environmental zoning law.

Don Rush is the News Director at Delmarva Public Media. An award-winning journalist, Don reports major local issues of the day, from sea level rise, to urban development, to the changing demographics of Delmarva.