- Norwegian onshore oil workers break off pay negotiations with employers, increasing the risk of a strike, as the industry fails to achieve full or partial deals in three separate discussions with workers on offshore platforms, supply bases and at oil service companies.
- The Industry Energy union, which represents more than 75% of 5K onshore workers at companies like Statoil (STO) and BP, ended talks yesterday; negotiations now move to public mediation, where failure may result in a strike.
- A strike would cut off ~50K bbl/day of oil at Exxon's (XOM) Ringhorne, Jotun and Baler fields, 28K bbl/day of oil and 11M cm/day of gas at GDF Suez’s (GDFZY) Gjoea field, and 22K bbl/day of oil from STO’s Vega field that goes through Gjoea.
Norwegian oil strike threat rises as union breaks off wage talks
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