Third time corruption charges at Syrian oil refinery

Published June 21st, 2001 - 02:00 GMT

A recent evaluation by the Central Supervising Authorities at the Homs Oil Refinery uncovered numerous violations, marking the third such discovery since the establishment of the refinery, reports Al-Watan daily.  

 

The authority filed lawsuits against 27 of the refinery’s employees, and 12 of its suppliers. All 39 workers, including the refinery’s former head engineer and his assistant, were accused of presenting fasle purchase receipts in the years 1986, 1987 and 1988. They were also accused of stealing inventory during the same period.  

 

The Homs Refinery is one of Syria's two refineries, the other located at Banias. Each produces approximately 120,000 barrels of oil per day. The discovery of oil in Syria took place in 1959, and has since become crucial to the country’s economy, considering its limited natural economic assets. –(MENA Report) 

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