Nicaragua intervenes in Tropigas distributor

After declaring a "national emergency" in the energy sector, president Daniel Ortega decided to intervene in the company, which was having difficulties in meeting the local demand for gas.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Ortega authorized the Nicaragua Institute of Energy (INE) to temporarily take over the company's gas import and distribution installations and said that the intervention will be for six month and that this will in no way affect the property rights of the company, according to reports in the La Prensa newspaper.

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