Cabinet to install evaluation team to assess bidders for Petrotrin refinery

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Cabinet to install evaluation team to assess bidders for Petrotrin refinery

Cabinet is set to install an evaluation team to assess the offers submitted by companies that have made a bid for the mothballed Petrotrin refinery.

This, according to Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley.

Speaking at the PNM Sports and Family Day at Skinner Park, San Fernando on Sunday, Rowley said following the assessment, the Government should be able to announce whether it has found an operator by the end of August.

He said the team will have to evaluate those who have the means to convince the Government they are a good fit for the refinery.

Oilfields Workers’ Trade Union (OWTU) president general Ancel Roget has warned that the union will not stand idly by and allow any company to take over the refinery. With the OWTU’s Patriotic Energies and Technologies having been among the bidders for the refinery, he said they must be a part of the resumption.

However, Rowley yesterday said action on the refinery will not have anything to do with “these mischievous trouble markers who believe that they can talk any nonsense anytime and the Government will just sit back and take it.”