Total runs four France refineries at minimum rates due to strike

07 September 2010 17:28  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Four of Total’s refineries in France are operating at minimum capacity due to a 24-hour general strike in the country, the oil and chemicals major said on Tuesday.

A spokesman for the company said all of its refineries, apart from Dunkirk, were running at reduced capacity due to a strike to protest planned pension reforms.

There have been four one-day strikes in France since March in protest against a new bill which aims to raise the retirement age to 62 from 60.

It was unclear what the immediate effect was on chemicals production but no substantial impact was expected due to the short duration of the action.

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