Closure's impact to be felt this winter
In the days after a devastating fire closed the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery in South Philadelphia, wholesale gasoline prices shot up with the expected loss of fuel supplied by the East Coast's largest refinery.
But a funny thing happened on the way to the gas station.
Pump prices have actually gone down since the June 21 refinery fire. After rising a nickel a gallon to $2.93 on Independence Day, the average gas price in Philadelphia has fallen to $2.81 a gallon, according ...