Murco refinery at Milford Haven, 2006
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Councillor on Murco deal: We have to move on quickly

Hundreds of jobs are under threat as a proposed deal to buy a Pembrokeshire oil refinery has collapsed.

Murco's deal to sell the Milford Haven refinery to the Swiss-based Klesch Group is "no longer in effect" as conditions were not met.

American owners Murphy Oil said it had "no choice" but to use the site solely for storage and distribution with "a significant number of redundancies".

Huw George, a member of Pembrokeshire council's cabinet, said everyone needs to move quickly to find jobs for the workforce.

  • 05 Nov 2014
  • From the section Wales
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