37% of operational staff at TotalEnergies’ refineries, depots on strike

PARIS (Reuters) – Some 37% of operational staff at TotalEnergies’ refineries and depots were on strike on Saturday morning amid continuing protests in France against the government’s move to raise retirement age by two years to 64.

French fuel supplies could be put at risk again next week following union calls to extend 10 days of strike action at refineries.

Operations were almost normal at the company’s Feyzin refinery in the southeast but fuel deliveries were prevented from leaving the company’s La Mede biorefinery in southern France, a company spokesperson said on Saturday.

The Donges refinery in the west has been offline due to a technical problem with an electricity transformer, he said.

At the company’s Normandy site in the north, operations and production at a large number of units were normal.

(Reporting by Forrest Crellin and Dominique Vidalon; Editing by Gareth Jones and Frances Kerry)