PES Commitment to Environment, Health and Safety Excellence

Environmental Sustainability

At PES, we are proud of the measures we take to improve our environment, as well as our belief that environmental and safety excellence are a large part of our business practices. We take this commitment very seriously, especially as it relates to the environment. We understand that we must protect the environment, from air pollution to the waterways that surround our complex. We are currently investing heavily in updating various aspects of the Philadelphia Refining Complex to exceed federal environmental standards and will continue to ensure our complex is having a positive impact on the environment.

Excellence in Environmental Sustainability, Health and Safety

The Philadelphia Energy Solutions Refining Complex is committed to achieving Operations Excellence. Operating Excellence is defined as world-class HES performance, reliable operations, quality products and a commitment to continuous improvement. We have a rigorous Operating Excellence Management System that will drive the attainment of this goal.

Management System Commitment

PES has adopted an Operations Excellence Management system (OPX) that supports the initiatives and commitment for continuous improvement. The OPX was developed as a management system that will drive improvements in operational excellence as required by Philadelphia Energy Solutions’ operational policy. This policy defines operational excellence as world-class HES performance, reliable operations, quality product and a commitment to continuous improvement.

Emergency Preparedness

To respond immediately to emergencies at our facilities, PES maintains an Emergency Response organization. This includes security, fire, safety, health and environmental specialists who are trained to respond to various emergencies that might occur in our plants. We believe the most effective process for handling an emergency incident is to be prepared and trained before an incident ever occurs. We work closely with the City of Philadelphia Fire and Police Departments, plus the Office of Emergency Management and the Local Emergency Planning Committee.

Voluntary Compliance Assurance Programs

Voluntary Compliance Assurance Programs go beyond simply obeying laws and regulations. By adhering to the practice of voluntary compliance, PES will meet or exceed the rules and regulations affecting all aspects of its business operations without pressure to do so from any government agency. This program is a key element in our commitment to corporate social responsibility.

Pipeline Safety

To learn more about working safely around or near PES pipelines, click here.

Monitoring Data

The fenceline monitoring program was created under the Consent Decree agreed to by the  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA), Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP), Philadelphia Air Management Services (AMS), and Philadelphia Energy Solutions Refining and Marketing LLC (PES).  As part of Appendix J to the Fourth Amendment to the Consent Decree, PES agreed to install two fenceline ambient air monitoring stations, upwind and downwind, to measure and record concentrations of the following compounds:

  • Particulate Matter Less Than 2.5 Microns (PM2.5)
  • Particulate Matter Less Than 10 Microns (PM10)
  • Carbon Monoxide (CO)
  • Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
  • Sulfur Dioxide (SO2)
  • Oxides of Nitrogen (NOX)
  • Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S)
  • Reduced Sulfur Compounds (TRS)

The location of the monitoring stations was approved the EPA.    Data from the monitors is provided to the public weekly and will remain on this website for at least five years from the date of collection.  Additionally, quarterly continuous emission monitoring (CEM) reports submitted to AMS are posted on this website.

Click here to view upwind and downwind data.

Quarterly CEM Reports

3Q 2015          4Q 2015

1Q 2016          2Q 2016          3Q 2016     4Q2016

1Q2017