CONGRESSMAN LIEU STATEMENT ON ANNOUNCED EXXONMOBIL SALE OF TORRANCE REFINERY TO PBF ENERGY

October 2, 2015
Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE              

Washington - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles) ) issued the following statement after ExxonMobil announced the sale of its Torrance refinery to PBF Energy:

“I have spoken with Jeffrey Dill, president of PBF Energy Western Region, and an ExxonMobil representative and received assurances from both companies that all refinery employees and contractors will keep their jobs if they want them.  I thank ExxonMobil and PBF Energy for prioritizing the well-being of the refinery workers and urge them to maintain cooperation for a smooth transition.  Until the refinery sale is finalized in 2016, I will continue to hold ExxonMobil accountable for the ongoing refinery safety and pollution concerns and do all that I can to ensure their cooperation with state and federal regulators.”

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