Sisak Prefect Confident that Local Oil Refinery Will Survive

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ZAGREB, January 22, 2018 – Sisak-Moslavina County Prefect Ivo Žinić on Monday said that county authorities would not allow production in Sisak Refinery to be shut down but that authorities will advocate the continuation of primary production and for jobs to be retained as the loss of any job would mean a great loss for Sisak County.

“I believe that this government and the relevant minister will manage to accelerate negotiations with INA’s management and MOL and manage to return INA to the state’s ownership, thus resolving the problem of the Sisak refinery. We will not allow any plant to be shut down because, according to workers’ claims, (the FCC) plant is essential for the refinery. Investments should be made into our refinery because our county has oil sources and the continuation of production in Sisak is possible,” Žinić said.

Asked by reporters whether the situation with the Sisak refinery and the Petrokemija artificial fertiliser manufacturer could be connected and whether this had to do with INA putting pressure on the state and Sisak-Moslavina County ahead of buying shares or finding a strategic partner, Žinić said that perhaps there was a connection but that it was necessary to observe them separately because they were different industries with different problems.

He recalled that during talks last year at the Sisak refinery, promises were made to Prime Minister Andrej Plenković that the refinery would survive.


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