Is Delco already falling behind in the energy race?

A funny thing might happened on the way to Delco and Marcus Hook becoming the energy hub of the entire northeastern U.S. Are we already falling behind?

That's the fear of some industry leaders, who met in Philadelphia this week and issued a warning that we need to pick up the pace when it comes to the infrastructure needed to make all this happen.

Let me translate that for you.

They're talking about pipelines, and the ability to transport massive amounts of chemicals from the Marcellus Shale region of the state to the old Sunoco refinery in Marcus Hook.

Not everyone believes that is a good idea.

It's a crucial question for the county, and we're talking about it on our editorial page.