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Murco refinery sale collapse: Edwina Hart on job losses

Only around 60 jobs will remain from a workforce of hundreds at an oil refinery in Pembrokeshire after a deal to sell it collapsed.

Workers were "shocked and devastated" as it was confirmed Murco in Milford Haven would be converted to a storage and distribution facility.

The sale to the Swiss-based Klesch Group was called off on Tuesday night after certain conditions were not met.

Welsh Economy Minister Edwina Hart said both the Welsh and UK governments had been working "day and night" to facilitate the deal and the collapse was "tragic" for the workforce.

She told the BBC Wales the impact would be felt wider in the west Wales economy than just the 400 directly affected.

  • 05 Nov 2014
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