When on -site reserves are full, refineries will have to stop, but it would require several days, or even weeks of blockages.
Without creating a shortage at this stage, fuel expeditions remained blocked on Wednesday March 8 in the morning, at the end of the refineries of the Totalnergies group in France, in order to protest against the pension reform project, explained to the ‘Agency France-Presse (AFP) The CGT-chemistry.
According to Eric Sellini, national elected official of the CGT-chemistry which called for a renewable strike, “the large shipping sites of totalnergies are stopped. The strike was renewed in the institutions of Totalenergies at La Mède , Donges, the Normandy, Feyzin and Flanders refinery, with strikers between 70 % and 100 % “. Mr. Sellini also reports 80 % of strikers on the Lavéra (South-East) site of the Petroineos group, a subsidiary of the British Ineos and Petrochina.
On the Esso-Exxonmobil side, he indicates that the Fos-sur-Mer refinery (Bouches-du-Rhône) had 86 % strikers among the morning teams. In that of Port-Jérôme-Gravenchon near Le Havre, the CGT announces 20 % of strikers and “no fuel outlet”.
totalnergies assures that there is no lack of fuels
“We ask the question [of the renewal of the strike] every eight hours to the employees who arrive, the next deadline is between noon and 2 p.m.. Employees are still as motivated to continue the movement, mobilization yesterday reinforces motivation, “said Sellini.
In a press release, the FO Totalnergies union said that “only the objective of” confiscating “our production without product shipping will momentarily will allow additional pressure on this government”, stressing that “the strikers will be able to Press our cash boxes in order to limit financial losses “.
Refineries continue to produce fuel: petrol and diesel which will have to be stored on the spot until further notice, for lack of being able to go out. When on -site reserves are full, refineries will have to stop, but it would require several days, or even weeks of blockages. In the meantime, the 10,000 French stations are now completed and can count on 200 fuel deposits.
The Directorate of Totalenergies assured Tuesday that there was at this stage “no lack of fuel” in its stations, adding that “the deposits in deposits and in gas station are at a high level”.