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 Patriotic Gets 15-Day Extension to Acquire Refinery

Minister of Finance Colm Imbert. Photo/Parliament of T&T

Patriotic Gets 15-Day Extension to Acquire Refinery

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Patriotic Energies and Technologies Company Limited is given 15 more days to raise US$500 million dollars for the purchase of the Pointe-a-Pierre refinery.

A release issued on Wednesday by the Finance Minister Colm Imbert noted that as corporation sole he has been directed by Cabinet to give the extension to Patriot.

The release stated:

“The Corporation Sole wishes to inform the public of the following Cabinet decision with respect to the acquisition of the Petrotrin Refinery.

By letter dated September 25, 2019, Patriotic Energies and Technologies Co Ltd (Patriotic) was informed that it was the preferred bidder for certain assets of Guaracara Refining Company Limited and Paria Fuel Trading Company Limited.
“The first item in the list of deliverables referred to in that letter, was ‘confirmation of its ability to finance the purchase and operation of the Refinery.’

“A letter from Patriotic to Corporation Sole dated January 18, 2021, stated, inter alia, that ‘In our conversations with Credit Suisse, they have expressed great enthusiasm and confidence of their capacity to successfully finance the acquisition price of US$500 Million for Patriotic.’

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“Accordingly, in my capacity as Corporation Sole, I was directed by Cabinet to write to Patriotic today to inform them that Cabinet met and decided today that Patriotic will be given a further 15 days, i.e., up to Friday February 5th, 2021, to produce from Credit Suisse a firm binding commitment to finance for Patriotic the acquisition price, for the assets referred to above, of US$500 million.”

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