Philadelphia refiner pre-paid employee vacation in advance of layoffs: sources

FILE PHOTO: The Philadelphia Energy Solutions oil refinery is seen at sunset in front of the Philadelphia skyline March 24, 2014. REUTERS/David M. Parrott/File Photo

(Reuters) – Philadelphia Energy Solutions overnight pre-paid some employees vacation compensation in advance of anticipated layoffs and the expected closure of its 335,000-barrel-per-day refinery complex, according to sources familiar with the plans.

The company is expected to seek closure of the plant following a Friday fire that ripped through the complex, shutting most of its production. The company has not commented on the plans.

Reporting By Jarrett Renshaw; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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