Norway's oil strike looks no closer to ending, with a government mediator saying workers and...

|By:, SA News Editor

Norway's oil strike looks no closer to ending, with a government mediator saying workers and employers are still "far apart" in a dispute over pay and pensions. The industry association, which includes Exxon Mobil (XOM) and BP (BP), has threatened to halt all output from Tuesday. The tactic is probably designed to force the government to halt the strike, as it has done in the past. Update: Negotiations failed for a third time today.