PARIS, Oct 1 (Reuters) - A French court needs more information to assess offers submitted to purchase the Petit-Couronne refinery in northern France, owned by insolvent firm Petroplus, a spokeswoman for the Rouen commercial court said on Monday.
A decision on the future of the troubled refinery was initially expected on October 2 but the court will hold a new hearing on October 16 with all parties involved.
On that date, the court could decide to either approve a takeover, liquidate the plant, or delay again its decision.
Two low-profile groups, NetOil and Alafandi Petroleum Group, filed bids in July promising to preserve jobs and invest massively into the plant.
(Reporting by Michel Rose)
Keywords: FRANCE REFINERY/PETROPLUS