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Refinery workers petition to keep Hawaiian refinery open

GasBuddy Blog -- United Steelworkers Union (USW) activists from Local 12-591 delivered 5,000 petitions this week to Governor Neil Abercrombie , requesting his help in finding a buyer for Tesoro's Kapolei refinery.

The activists also requested that the governor appoint a USW representative to his committee that is examining the effect of a Tesoro refinery closure on the Hawaii economy. The USW represents the majority of workers at the refinery.

The USW expects a response from the governor.

"Shutting down the Tesoro Kapolei refinery is going to heavily impact our community," said Local 12-591 unit chair Pat Koge . "Not only will 210 high-paid refinery jobs be lost, but so will 2,000 other jobs that are dependent on the refinery...


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ok
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Who cares about Fat Cats in Hawaii. the most expensive state in the union.
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yetie: it's PD, aka Patrick DeHaan, one of GB's gods who posts BLOGS, not news.
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Oh yeah.
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thi is pretty old info
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really old news
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yes!
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GatorGuy: you won't find petroleum refined in HI on the continent.
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Need all the refining we can get!
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Real old news
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Maintenance has to be done, just build more refineries, drill baby drill!!!!!!!
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Good for the workers!!!
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Why does GasBuddy Blog have to keep posts on for two, three and four days at a time????
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Saw this already.
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3 days in a row for this one also.
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STORY IS STARTING TO SMELL IT IS SO OLD....
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Old
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THREE DAY OLD news!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Keep refinery open; do not cut jobs.
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ok
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why close it
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swim 2 an island that has work
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As I said earlier
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Same old, same old....
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why are we taking jobs away... when they are needed so badly.. and Gas is something that is needed everywhere...
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old news
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Need to keep it open.
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Old news but we need more new refineries.
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Why don't ask Obama for help???
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Do the Hawaiians have any idea what gas will cost them with no local refinery?
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old
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jobs
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2013 9:37:32 AM

For four days we have heard about losing jobs when Tesoro converts their refinery to a terminal. For Hawaii, this means that supplies of distillates will be dependent on shipping schedules, which makes pump prices more volatile.
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Already commented, old posting
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