Oil Product Ships Disrupted In French Fos Strike -Port
Strike action at 's state-administered Autonomous Port of Marseille, which encompasses the oil terminals of Fos-Lavera, continued to disrupt activity there, with 19 oil and gas vessels affected, the Tuesday.
The Lavera terminal is closed, the port said in a statement, adding the Fos terminal is working, albeit slowly. Five ships are being unloaded at the Fos petroleum terminal, the said.
Workers are organizing the strike action to protest a government privatization plan.
Four refineries are located in the Fos-Lavera hub - ExxonMobil Corp.'s 119,000-barrel-a-day Fos refinery, Ineos PLC's 207,000-barrel-a-day Lavera plant, Total SA (TTFNF)'s 158,000-barrel-a-day La Mede refinery and Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RYDAF)'s 80,000-barrel-a-day Berre l'Etang plant, which is being sold to Basell Holdings.
Source: Dow Jones Newswires