Khan: Fuel cover for 20 days after Petrotrin refinery closes

Up­on the clo­sure of Petrotrin’s re­fin­ery next month, there will be a 20-day sup­ply of fu­el from stock “to start with,” En­er­gy Min­is­ter Franklin Khan has as­sured the trav­el­ling pub­lic.

“Trust me - I want to give the coun­try the as­sur­ance there will be a smooth tran­si­tion from re­fin­ery fu­el to im­port­ed fu­el,” Khan added in Par­lia­ment yes­ter­day in re­ply to Op­po­si­tion con­cerns over the fu­el sup­ply af­ter the re­fin­ery’s clo­sure.

Energy Chamber welcomes TT-Guyana energy signing

The Energy Chamber of Trinidad and Tobago says it warmly welcomes the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between the governments of Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago and congratulates both governments on this positive step towards strengthening regional economic and social integration.

The MOU recognizes that the development of the energy sector contributes significantly to the strengthening of economic and social development while improving the quality of life of the citizens of both countries.

Hundreds of barrels of catalyst now being stored inside Petrotrin compound

Energy Minister Franklyn Khan says there is nothing sinister about the secretive storage of hundreds of barrels of catalysts inside Petrotrin's compound, which are needed to start up petrochemical processing units in the Pointe-a-Pierre refinery.

Photographs of the catalysts were obtained exclusively by the T&T Guardian and were stored under an unoccupied, overgrown, multi-story structure inside the Petrotrin compound at Pointe-a-Pierre. 

PM meets with Chairman of Royal Dutch Shell

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley received a courtesy call from Chairman of Royal Dutch Shell, Charles O. Holliday today at the Diplomatic Centre, St. Anns.

Minister of Energy and Energy Industries, Franklin Khan and Minister of National Security, Minister of Communications and Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister, Stuart Young were also at the meeting.

Kesar: Not true that OWTU played role in purported sale of Petrotrin refinery

Trinmar’s Branch President Ernesto Kesar is debunking any notion that the Oilfield Workers Trade Union (OWTU) had anything to do with the purported sale of Petrotrin’s refinery.

In an interview on Tuesday morning about an hour before the OWTU went into a meeting with Petrotrin’s Board, Kesar said the lives of over 100,000 people were hanging in a balance.

He said about 3,400 workers will be directly affected if the PNM government sold or privatized Petrotrin’s operations.