Analysis: Delta's Refinery Bid Looks Better On Second Glance

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Delta Air Lines' expected bid to buy a Pennsylvania oil refinery has had people in both industries joking that a company from the money-losing airline sector would be right at home in the money-losing world of East Coast refining.

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