PARIS (Reuters) – Shipments were stopped on Tuesday at TotalEnergies sites in France due to a strike, a spokesman for the oil group said, assuring that there is no shortage of fuel in service stations.

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France is experiencing a new day of mobilization on Tuesday to protest against the government’s pension reform project with very disrupted transport, road blockages and a very followed movement in the country’s refineries.

At TotalEnergies, of the 296 group operators posted on the sites on Tuesday morning, 64% of them were on strike, said the group’s spokesperson.

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“There is no lack of fuel in our stations,” he said, adding that stocks in depots and service stations “are at a high level”.

“Our teams are mobilized to deal with a demand that could be more sustained than usual and have additional logistical means if necessary”, indicates the spokesperson while the work stoppages in several refineries are planned over several days. .

At the Gonfreville refinery (Seine-Maritime), which is completely blocked, the strike should last at least until Thursday, Eric Sellini, CGT coordinator for the TotalEnergies group, told Reuters.

At the Donges refinery (Loire-Atlantique), the work stoppage is planned at least until Friday, he continued.

The CGT also announced that the two Esso refineries (Exxon Mobil group) in Port-Jérôme-sur-Seine (Seine-Maritime) and Fos-sur-Mer (Bouches-du-Rhône) were on strike with the consequence stopping fuel deliveries for at least 24 hours, renewable.

(Report Benjamin Mallet and Forrest Crellin, written by Blandine Hénault, edited by Matthieu Protard)

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