June 7, 2019 / 9:10 PM / 19 days ago

Exxon's Fos-sur-Mer, France refinery preparing for shutdown over strike

FILE PHOTO: The logo of Exxon Mobil Corporation is shown on a monitor above the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York, December 30, 2015. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

(Reuters) - Exxon Mobil Corp said on Friday that its Fos-sur-Mer refinery in France is preparing to shut down units after two unions called for a strike action over pay and bonus disputes.

“For safety reasons the refinery is preparing the shutdown process,” the company said, adding shutdown may take a few days.

Fos-sur-Mer refinery has a capacity of 140,000 barrels per day, according to the company’s website.

Reporting by K. Sathya Narayanan and Karthika Suresh Namboothiri in Bengaluru; Editing by Sandra Maler

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