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Trinidad: Petrotrin refinery could reopen this year

By Trinidad Express

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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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