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Schatz Statement on the Purchase of Tesoro, Layoffs Rescinded

WASHINGTON- Senator Brian Schatz released the following statement on  the purchase of the Tesoro Corporation by Par Corporation.  This purchase will save the jobs of Hawaii’s workers.

“This is encouraging news for Hawaii’s economy and for the workers at Tesoro,” said Senator Brian Schatz. “We have been in constant contact with Tesoro Corporation about maintaining fuel security in our state and working hard to ensure that the workers at the refinery keep their jobs. We thank Par Corporation for being willing to invest in a refining operation as a critical component to Hawaii’s economy. This will help with the availability of jet fuel, diesel fuel and other refined products.”