Published On: Mon, Aug 1st, 2016

Cleopa: “There is a persistent uncertainty about continuity oil refinery”

Eugene CleopaWILLEMSTAD – According to the Member of Parliament for the coalition party PAIS, Eugene Cleopa, the process of the modernization of the oil refinery, which is led by the Multidisciplinary Project Team (MDPT) is slow. The MDPT was installed by the government to negotiate a new contract with the operator of the oil refinery the Venezuelan State company PdVSA.

Cleope indicated that there is a lack of clarity about ensuring the continuity of the refinery and that is why he is sounding the alarm.

The MP expresses his concern over the expiration date of the current contract with PdVSA in 2019. “I think this negotiation process is very slow. Both the oil refinery employees and the contractors, but also the parliament, are lacking a clear insight on the progress of the negotiations,” said Cleopa.

The MP believes that it is unacceptable that three years before the end of the current contract there is still no clarity on the issue. The Prime Minister, who is politically responsible for the oil refinery, is not sharing any information on the process.

“We ask the Prime Minister to give the people of Curaçao information about this process as soon as possible. I will also send an official letter to him with the request for clarification and consultation on the future of the refinery and what the progress is of the negotiations of the MDPT,” said Cleopa.

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