Petrotrin refinery spruced up to attract buyer

As Petrotrin’s re­fin­ery be­comes moth­balled and Re­quests for Pro­pos­als (RF­Ps) are sent to the ‘world at large’, work­ers say an ex­ten­sive facelift of the up­grad­ed re­fin­ery is un­der­way.

A source who re­quest­ed anonymi­ty said the 22 plants have been pres­sure washed and are look­ing bet­ter than they have ever looked in years.

Submissions of evidence end in OWTU vs Petrotrin matter

The submission of evidence in the Oil­field’s Work­ers Trade Union’s in­dus­tri­al re­la­tions of­fence com­plaint against Petrotrin came to a close this morning.

The cross-examination of the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Finance Vishnu Dhanpaul concluded with senior counsel Douglas Mendes, who is representing the OWTU, attempting to ascertain just when a government guarantee for an outstanding loan of USD $850m was granted to Petrotrin.

Young: It's a foreign petrol has been sold at the pumps

Communications Minister, Stuart Young says that no imported fuel has been sold at gas station pumps as yet, as he sought today to debunk rumours that imported fuel is burning faster than the local fuel from Petrotrin.

Speaking at today's post-Cabinet news conference, Minister Young said that Petrotrin only got its first batch of imported fuel last night.

Espinet: I didn't recommend Petrotrin be closed

Petrotrin chair­man Wil­fred Es­pinet says while he told Gov­ern­ment of­fi­cials that the re­fin­ery would like­ly not be prof­itable in a meet­ing in Jan­u­ary, he nev­er ad­vised Gov­ern­ment to close down Petrotrin.

Es­pinet made the com­ment yes­ter­day dur­ing cross-ex­am­i­na­tion by Oil­fields’ Work­ers’ Trade Union at­tor­ney Dou­glas Mendes SC, as the union’s in­dus­tri­al re­la­tions of­fence com­plaint against Petrotrin con­tin­ued.