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800 jobs could go at refinery

800 jobs were in jeopardy today amid reports that an oil refinery that went bust is likely to be closed and turned into a storage terminal. The Coryton plant in Essex is the biggest provider of petrol and diesel in the south east.

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Refinery workers await next move

Coryton Refinery was plunged into administration by its Swiss owner Petroplus in February. It has been reported that a tanker reached the plant last week with enough crude oil to keep the site working for 11 days but the plant is unlikely to carry on operating beyond the end of this month.

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