13 November 2012 19:06 [Source: ICIS news]
Arnaud Montebourg said that in the letter Pertamina confirmed its interest in buying the refinery. In July, Montebourg had informed media about a potential buyer for the plant, but at the time he did not disclose names.
Montebourg added that his ministry remains committed to finding a solution for the refinery and its workers.
LyondellBasell mothballed the plant earlier this year after failing to find a buyer.
David Harpole, a Houston-based LyondellBasell spokesman, told ICIS that the Berre refinery remains mothballed with a view to selling it to "a qualifed buyer".
Montebourg is also involved in efforts to find a buyer for the Petit Couronne refinery near
Petit Couronne was one of five refineries affected by the insolvency of Switzerland-based independent refiner Petroplus earlier this year.
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