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Protest and strike update

Hydrocarbon Engineering,

On Saturday 16th October protesters blocked the road leading to the Croydon refinery, Essex. The protest at the UK’s busiest refinery was being held as activists wanted to raise awareness of the levels at which the burning of fossil fuels contributes to global warming. The protest was organised by several groups including Camp for Climate Action.

The 12 oil refineries in France were still closed on Saturday 16th workers strike in protest against retirement and pension plans. Another day of strikes across the nation has been scheduled for Tuesday 19th October.

At Marseille, a major oil port, approximately 38 oil and gas carriers are being held up by strike actions. The Government has however announced that only 2% of the country’s petrol stations are being affected so far by the strikes and subsequent refinery halts. The Government has also said that flights and jet fuel supply at Roissy-Charles de Gaulle are not affected.

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