A MESSAGE FROM SOUTH OF SOUTH NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION
June 2019, the Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) refinery in South
Philadelphia sustained a fire and explosion. PES later announced that it
would close the facility.
The question: What will happen to the 1,300-acre site and the thousands of jobs there?
Kenney established the Refinery Advisory Group to bring together people
with diverse experiences, knowledge, and perspectives on the refinery.
While the site is privately owned, we must plan for a variety of
The members of the Refinery Advisory Group will:
Consider how the closure of the PES facility will affect Philadelphia’s economy, environment, and public health and safety.
Share ideas for how the site can provide the best use and highest
value, with an emphasis on options that are both economically feasible
and positive for the city.
Gather feedback from the public and from various organizations to better inform City officials.
UPCOMING REFINERY ADVISORY
(OPEN TO THE PUBLIC)
Refinery Advisory Group Meeting:
September 9, 5:30-7:30p
Preparatory Charter School, 1928 Point Breeze Avenue
SOSNA is only able to do the work that we do with the support of our
neighbors, our neighborhood businesses, and our community partners. We
depend on the countless hours our residents volunteer with SOSNA, and we
rely on generous donations, like yours, from neighbors and businesses
to carry out our mission of improving our community.