Exclusive: Delta Air is trying to sell East Coast refinery – sources

FILE PHOTO – A Delta Air Lines flight is pushed put of its gate at the airport in Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S., January 12, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Blake

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Delta Air Lines Inc is redoubling efforts to sell an oil refinery in Trainer, Pennsylvania, after attempts to divest a stake in the plant late last year failed, according to two people familiar with the matter.

The Atlanta-based airline hired investment banks last year to offer a stake in its Monroe Energy refining subsidiary, signaling it wanted to share the risk of running an energy business.

The offer of a stake in the East Coast refinery, viewed as an undesirable market, failed to attract sufficient interest. Delta did not immediately respond to requests for comment

Reporting by Jarrett Renshaw and Jessica Resnick Ault

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