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‘It looked like Armageddon’: Refinery fire puts focus on toxic chemical

Philadelphia Energy Solutions use of a dangerous chemical, hydrofluoric acid, at its South Philadelphia refinery is likely to become a focus of investigators examining Friday's fiery accident.

Refinery fire still burning: Philly ‘narrowly dodged a catastrophe’

A series of explosions at the PES refinery lit up the sky early Friday, prompting a federal investigation and environmental concerns in nearby neighborhoods.

Explosions rip through South Philadelphia refinery, triggering major fire and injuring 5

A series of explosions at the PES refinery lit up the night sky and has sparked environmental concerns in the close surrounding neighborhoods.

NRC approves transfer of NJ nuclear plant to Holtec International, which will dismantle it

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission gave its blessing to Holtec's plan to accelerate the $885 million decommissioning of the Oyster Creek nuclear plant, which shut down in 2018.

Another retail storefront bites the dust: City utility to close downtown bill-pay location

Philadelphia Gas Works plans to shut down its Center City customer service center, which is slated for the wrecking ball. Walk-in traffic had slowed as more customers moved online.

Pennsylvania sports betting dips in May, but online wagering provides a glimmer of hope

Pa. sports betting handle was down for the 2nd straight month, but early returns from online wagering suggested a broader audience was just a few clicks away

Council approves $60 million LNG plant in South Philly over climate activist opposition

A developer will build a $60 million liquefied natural gas plant on city land, generating profits for the city gas utility that advocates say will help reduce residential heating bills.

Gov. Murphy: New Jersey will soon dethrone Nevada as America’s sports-betting capital

“New Jersey — yes, New Jersey — can very soon and will very soon dethrone Nevada as the sports gaming capital of America,” Murphy told East Coast Gaming Conference and NextGen Gaming Forum in Atlantic City.

Contentious plan to remake N.J. dynamite plant into shale-gas export terminal is approved

DRBC approval allows Delaware River Partners to build a new wharf at the former DuPont Repauno Works. But it will need to obtain federal permits if it hopes to export LNG.

Pennsylvania approves first 'mini-casino,’ on the edge of Amish country

Hollywood Casino Morgantown, the first of five `mini-casinos' licensed under a 2017 law expanding gambling, would open in 2020 on the western edge of Philadelphia's market.