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Results from a study to determine the feasibility of building an oil refinery in Guyana are expected in about a month.
Pedro Haas from global merchant commodities firm Hartree Partners will carry out the review, government information agency GINA quoted natural resources minister Raphael Trotman as saying.
Trotman said the government has received multiple applications to establish a refinery.
The consultant was selected through the new Petroleum Producers Group, which was established by the Chatham House that has been involved in assisting Guyana to prepare for oil and gas production.
Chatham is an independent policy institute based in London, also known as The Royal Institute of International Affairs.
This month, Guyana's Department of the Environment and Fugro-McClelland Marine Geosciences held a training workshop for officials from the South American nation's Environmental Protection Agency and the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission as hydrocarbon activity ramps up.