French Oil Refineries Prepare for Restart But Oil Ports Still Shut

PARIS, June 6 (Reuters) - Preliminary work got underway on Monday to restart three of Total's French oil refineries stopped as part of nationwide strikes against planned changes to employment laws, but workers were still on strike at the country's two main oil ports. Workers voted to end a strike at Grandpuits near Paris and preliminary work on resuming operations was … [Read more...]

Strike at France’s Le Havre Oil Terminal Extended Until Monday

By Bate Felix PARIS, May 27 (Reuters) - French CGT union members at the CIM, an oil storage and supply services company which handles about 40 percent of French crude imports, have voted to extend their strike at the port terminal until Monday, a union official told Reuters. CIM, at Le Havre, France's second-biggest oil port, has not been able to deliver crude to … [Read more...]

Labor Strikes Backs Up Tankers at Southern French Port

PARIS, May 26 (Reuters) - Nearly two dozen vessels were queued outside the French oil import terminal in Fos, southern France on Thursday, held up by a strike organised by the hardline CGT and FO unions over planned labour reforms. A spokeswoman for the port of Marseille told Reuters that yesterday 29 oil, LNG and chemicals vessels were waiting between the wharf and harbour … [Read more...]