07 October 2010 14:06 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS)--French Union CGT said on Thursday that it was possible further strike action would spread from the Fos-Lavera oil terminal in southern France to the four refineries in the region, as workers at INEOS's Lavera site ended their eight-hour strike.
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Workers at the other three refineries in the Fos-Lavera area - Total's 158,000 La Mede refinery, ExxonMobil’s Fos-sur-Mer plant and LyondellBasell’s Berre L'Etang refinery - had not joined the protest at INEOS, which eased fears there would be an immediate shutdown of the region's oil processing capacity, CGT added.
More than 40 oil, gas, chemical and product tankers are at anchorage at the port awaiting the resumption of normal activities. However, talks between Fos-Lavera strikers and the management of the Mediterranean port remained in deadlock.
To worsen matters, unions have been organising strikes and mass demonstrations across
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