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    Anonymous

    Most Petrotrin refinery units down; production cut: spokesman

    Production is cut and most units are not operating at the 160,000 b/d
    Pointe-a Pierre refinery owned by Trinidad and Tobago’s state oil company
    Petrotrin, a company spokesman told Platts Friday.

    “We’re not able to keep the refinery up and running,” said the spokesman,
    Arnold Corneal.

    Petrotrin’s facility at Pointe-a-Pierre is Trinidad and Tobago’s only
    refinery.

    Corneal said units started going off line late Tuesday and only the
    catalytic cracker and a distillation tower were now operating.

    “We are certainly not even close to what we are supposed to be
    [producing],” Corneal said, without providing production figures.
    He said workers at the facility are not on strike, but the company is
    having problems conducting routine maintenance and repairing equipment.

    Corneal said he could not rule out sabotage to the downed unit by
    refinery workers. “Mysteriously things seem not to be functioning as they
    should,” he said. “We’re not ruling out anything — it’s very strange.”

    The company and the oil workers union have been locked in contentious
    negotiations for about eight months, with the union demanding a 32% salary
    hike over three years, and the company offering 10%, and a 2% annual lump sum
    payment.

    The talks are part of a collective bargaining accord that is
    re-negotiated every three years.

    –Laura BrooksHouston (Platts)–11Aug2006

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