fuel shipments still blocked, according to the CGT
The strike was renewed in certain TotalEnergies establishments, without creating a shortage at this stage.
Without creating a shortage at this stage, the fuel shipments were still blocked Wednesday morning at the exit of the refineries of the TotalEnergies group in France, in order to protest against the project of pension reform of the government, told AFP the CGT-Chemistry. According to Eric Sellini, national elected representative of the CGT-Chemistry who called for a renewable strike, “the large TotalEnergies dispatch sites are shut down. The strike was renewed in the establishments of TotalEnergies in La Mède, Donges, the Raffinerie de Normandie, Feyzin and Flandres, with rates of strikers between 70% and 100%“.
Éric 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% of strikers among the morning teams. In that of Port-Jérôme-Gravenchon near Le Havre, the CGT announces 20% of strikers and “no fuel outlet“. “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. The employees are still as motivated to continue the movement, yesterday’s mobilization reinforces the motivation“, he said.
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The 10,000 stations in France are now filled
In a press release, the FO union of TotalEnergies estimated that “only the purpose of “confiscate» momentarily our production without shipment of product will put additional pressure on this government“, pointing out that”strikers will be able to rely on our strike funds to limit financial losses“. On Tuesday, the processions in the street exceeded the mobilization record set on January 31, according to figures from the Ministry of the Interior and those of the CGT, but the rate of strikers remained a little below the records for this new day. of action.
The refineries themselves continue to produce fuel: gasoline and diesel which will have to be stored on site until further notice, for lack of being able to leave. When the on-site reserves are full, the refineries will have to stop, but this would require several days or even weeks of blockages. In the meantime, the 10,000 stations in France are now full and can count on 200 fuel depots. The management of TotalEnergies assured Tuesday that there was at this stage “no lack of fuelin his stations, adding that “stocks in depots and service stations are at a high level“.