Hundreds face unemployment as Murco refinery deal collapses

Hundreds of workers in Milford Haven are facing unemployment after a deal to buy the Murco oil refinery collapsed.

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£3.5m to boost employment following Murco deal collapse

Two funds worth a combined £3.5m will open later this month to try to boost employment opportunities in Pembrokeshire following the collapse of the Murco oil refinery deal last month.

A deal to buy the Murco site had been agreed, but collapsed at the eleventh hour last month, costing hundreds of jobs.

The collapse of the sale of the Murco oil refinery was a bitter blow for the whole of Pembrokeshire and our priority now is safeguarding as many jobs as possible in the area. These two funds will go a considerable way towards achieving this by supporting businesses and individuals in the area.

– Edwina Hart, Economy Minister

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