Deliveries resume at Petroplus as talks continue

PETROL delivery trucks were once again coming in and out of the Petroplus Coryton oil refinery just two days after a shutdown when the company went into administration.

The Corringham refinery’s administrators, Price Waterhouse Cooper (PwC), said after discussions with suppliers and customers, who include BP, they had started shipments of refined oil products with immediate effect, easing fears over fuel shortages.

Administrators PRML entered into agreements overnight to allow oil to be shipped from the site.

Administrator Steven Pearson said: “I am pleased that we are able to resume fuel supplies in the region.”

A GMB official told a paper: “The administrators told union members that they consider the site to be viable and that they would continue to operate it, albeit with some cut-back in jobs.”

Unite regional officer Russ Ball said: “Unite remains in constant dialogue with the administrators, and the UK Government. The union is doing everything it can to support the refinery and the jobs that depend on it.”

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