Three-day strike hits Galp Energia refineries in Portugal

17 September 2012 16:30  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Workers at Galp Energia’s Sines and Matosinhos refineries in Portugal have begun a strike over a new labour law, a company spokesman said on Monday.

The strike started at midnight local time on Sunday night and will last for three days. The two refineries have a combined refining capacity of 330,000 bbl/day.

“We have taken all the appropriate measures to see that the supply of product is not interrupted,” said Galp Energia spokesman Pedro Marques Pereira.

Activities at various Portuguese ports are also understood to have been impacted by strikes, but no further details were available.

The specific details of the new labour legislation were not disclosed.

By: Carl Roache
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