Government to Try to Save Oil Refinery in Sisak

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ZAGREB, January 26, 2018 – Finance Minister Zdravko Marić said on Friday that the government would do its best to preserve production and jobs in Sisak Refinery, even more so given that the Sisak-Moslavina region ranks low according to some economic indicators.

Asked about what the government planned to do to save jobs in the refinery, Marić said the government would put an emphasis not only on creating new jobs but also on preserving the existing ones.

Last week, the INA oil company proposed organisational changes in the Sisak refinery which envisage the transport of products between the Sisak and Rijeka refineries and closing the FCC plant in the Sisak refinery, which will result in a maximum 40 layoffs in the second half of the year.

This has caused protests from workers, local officials and political parties’ representatives who say that this is just the first step on the road towards closure of one of the two oil refineries in Croatia. The fate of the refinery is also one of the stumbling blocks in relations between the government and the Hungarian national oil company MOL, with each side owning slightly less than a 50% share in INA.


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