Senate President Stephen Sweeney
Deputy Speaker John Burzichelli
Assemblyman Adam Taliaferro

(Paulsboro) – On July 2, Assemblyman Adam Taliaferro toured Paulsboro Refining Company. Assemblyman Taliaferro was joined by Gloucester County Freeholder, Jim Jefferson, and representatives of PBF Energy, the parent company of Paulsboro Refining Company.

            Taliaferro’s visit to Paulsboro Refining Company comes just days after a devastating fire and series of explosions at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) refinery in Philadelphia, and PES’s subsequent decision to cease operations at that location.

            “The fire across the Delaware River in Philadelphia and the ensuing circumstances are unfortunate for our friends and neighbors who worked for and relied on PES,” said Assemblyman Taliaferro. “Those same circumstances illustrate the critical importance of Paulsboro Refining Company and its vital role and future in our region as an employer and supplier of gasoline, diesel, home heating oil, and jet fuel for aircraft servicing Philadelphia International Airport.”

            The Paulsboro Refining Company, which has been in operation for more than a century, employs 475 full-time workers and hundreds of contractors, and is also the leading producer of asphalt on the east coast of the United States.

“Paulsboro Refinery is honored to welcome Assemblyman Taliaferro to visit our facility and meet our workforce,” said Kristi Moore, Community Relations Specialist at Paulsboro Refining Company. “As one of the largest employers in South Jersey, we are fortunate to be able to share with Assemblyman Taliaferro the critical role the Refinery and our employees play in both the regional economy and our community. This includes safely and reliably supplying products that help provide the highest standards of living and mobility in history, as well as striving to be a positive influence in our host communities.”