* Sapugaskanda Refinery to resume operations in a few days – Energy Minister
Wed, Aug 17, 2022, 11:42 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.
Aug 17, Colombo: The Power and Energy Minister Kanchana Wijesekera says that the Sapugaskanda Oil Refinery Complex is expected to resume operations in the next few days.
The Minister said he discussed the matter with the officials of the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) Commercial Management and Refinery officials on Wednesday
A Twitter message issued by the Minister of Power and Energy, Kanchana Wijesekera further states that plans to import crude oil from next September to December & refinery operations were discussed there.
He said the CPC hopes to commence refinery operations this week to operate without any interruptions expecting a continuous supply of crude oil.
The Minister informed the CPC officials that by the end of this week, the orders for those needs will be decided and the fuel and crude oil supply contracts will be completed through the process.
By guaranteeing orders ahead of time, it is expected to reduce import costs and keep the refinery running, he said.