Trinidad: Petrotrin refinery could reopen this year
By Trinidad Express
February 5, 2019
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Opening: Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley opens T&T Energy Chamber’s 2019 Energy Conference at the Hyatt Regency in Port of Spain yesterday. From left, Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries Nicole Olivierre; Energy Chamber President Thackwray Driver; Public Utilities Minister Robert Le Hunte; Eugene Tiah of Massy Holdings; BPTT’s Regional President Claire Fitzpatrick; Energy Minister Franklin Khan and Trade Minister Paula Gopee Scoon. — Photo: Curtis Chase
(TRINIDAD EXPRESS) — The Pointe-a-Pierre oil refinery could reopen in the coming months.
This is according to Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley.
Rowley said yesterday that a request for proposal (RFP) was being finalised for release to the international energy industry.
He said when finalised, a public notice will be issued inviting bids.
Rowley said selection of a successful bidder will be completed by the end of June this year.
“This process could see the new holding company making a recommendation to Government by mid-year, with this resulting in reopening of refining operations sometime later on, without taxpayer exposure,” he stated.
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