Energy Minister Franklin Khan is refuting claims that the government intends to sell the Paria Fuel Trading Company.
In a statement issued Monday, the Energy Ministry says that the minister has taken note of newspaper reports that could give the impression that it is the intention of the government to sell the Paria Fuel Trading Company Limited.
Upon the closure of Petrotrin’s refinery next month, there will be a 20-day supply of fuel from stock “to start with,” Energy Minister Franklin Khan has assured the travelling public.
“Trust me - I want to give the country the assurance there will be a smooth transition from refinery fuel to imported fuel,” Khan added in Parliament yesterday in reply to Opposition concerns over the fuel supply after the refinery’s closure.
Minister of Energy and Energy Industries, Senator Franklin Khan, returned to office today after undergoing successful major surgery for a heart condition earlier this year.
A statement by the ministry said Minister Khan is eager to resume his role of leading the Ministry and the energy sector "through what some have described as uniquely challenging times".