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Rubis May Buy Petroplus’s Reichstett Fuel Depot, Echos Reports

July 16, 2012

Rubis may buy Petroplus Holdings AG’s Reichstett fuel depot, Les Echos reported, citing Claude Philipponneau, head of the refinery that used to operate at the site.

Petroplus announced the shutdown and conversion of the refinery to a terminal in October 2010 after failing to find a buyer. A Strasbourg court is expected to rule Sept. 17 on the future of the site, according to Les Echos.

The delay in selling operations at Reichstett stems from a lack of clarity over who is responsible for the site’s clean-up, the newspaper said.

Rubis didn’t respond to a phone call and e-mail seeking comment.

To contact the reporter on this story: Tara Patel in Paris at tpatel2@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Will Kennedy at wkennedy3@bloomberg.net


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