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LNG entrepreneur denies pre-election deal

A businessman who had approached other entrepreneurs with a plan to develop a gas-fired power station in Delimara before the general election is now a shareholder in Electrogas Consortium, the successful bidder for the multi-million euro Enemalta project.

However, Paul Apap Bologna, owner of a company which imports pharmaceuticals, vehemently denied he had struck a pre-electoral deal with the Labour Party. The government also denied ever discussing the energy proposal with Mr Apap Bologna.

A presentation used by Mr Apap Bologna to market his proposal before the election, included plans to moor an LNG tanker, to be used as a storage facility, adjacent to the existing power station in Delimara.

The winning bidder selected by Enemalta, Electrogas Consortium, includes the same companies Mr Apap Bologna was promoting before the election.

Full story in The Sunday Times of Malta and the e-paper on timesofmalta.com Premium http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20140126/local/No-pre-election-deal-LNG-entrepreneur.504095#.UuUvIftwbIU

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