US airline takes bold flight into oil sector
Delta Air Lines purchases defunct oil refinery in Pennsylvania in move to slash soaring fuel costs.
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2012 23:33

US air travel company Delta Air Lines is now in the oil business.

The company has bought, and will re-open, an oil refinery near Philadelphia, in the US state of Pennsylvania, in an effort to cut its massive annual fuel bills.

The local community will be going back to work, but the airline itself faces many challenges ahead..

Al Jazeera’s Scott Heidler reports from Linwood, Pennsylvania.


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