Workers at France’s Port Jerome and Fos Exxon Refineries on Strike
January 07: Workers at France’s Port Jerome and Fos refineries, which are run by Exxon, have decided to go on strike, the CGT union wrote on a union blog page on Tuesday.
Officials at Exxon in France could not be immediately reached for a comment. France’s Prime Minister said earlier on Tuesday that the country was not at risk of a fuel shortage, despite the wave of protests against government plans to change the country’s pensions system. (Sudip Kar-Gupta / Marine Link)
Exxon Mobil’s 140,0000 barrels-per-day Fos-sur-Mer and the 240,000 bpd Port Jerome refineries – which account for 10% and 20% of French refinery output – so far had been little impacted by the strike movement against pension reform. (Geert De Clercq / Reuters)