Starting last Thursday afternoon, Rompetrol Gas has suspended its production and marketing activities at its working point in Navodari (the LPG bottling station), because its tax warehouse permit was revoked by the Finance Ministry, the company announced last Friday.
“Rompetrol Gas has taken note, with surprise, of the Finance Ministry’s decision to reject the request to renew the permit for its tax warehouse located on the Petromidia platform (the Navodari LPG bottling station), a situation that has led to the revoking of the current tax warehouse permit. The company is a member of KMG International Group, and was carrying out at the working point concerned mainly the bottling of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) for household use (gas cylinders for stoves). In line with legal provisions, the company has suspended its production and marketing activities at the Navodari working point starting yesterday [Thursday], the territorial customs authorities sealing the production installations,” a company communique remitted to Agerpres reads.
At the same time, the company points out that the marketing of products on stock has been blocked and the territorial custom authorities’ approval is needed in order to sell them.
The Finance Ministry’s Commission for Permits took the decision on April 21 and May 19, the company being informed on May 25.
In this context, the company will try to take all legal measures in order to protect its employees from this decision, considering that on Friday the 30 employees of the Navodari station were scheduled to fill over 1,000 gas cylinders with LPG produced by the Petromidia refinery, the gas cylinders being “products bearing VAT and other taxes.”