Blow Back on Proposal to Speed Up Delaware City Refinery Expansion

Jun 7, 2012

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control is getting some flack for trying to combine the public reviews for a proposed a $1 billion expansion at the Delaware City Refinery.

PBF Energy wants to begin building a 70-thousand barrel-per-day ultra-low sulfur refining unit for diesel and heating oil along with other construction by the third quarter of this year.

But the Wilmington News Journal reports that Brenna Goggin an environmental advocate for the Delaware Nature Society said that the Clean Fuels project was too complex to rush or consolidate.

Goggin said there was concern over combining the Coastal Zone permit with the air permit because the Coastal Area is so unique.