(Updated with a statement by an Elengy spokeswoman to say that the LNG terminal strikes will continue with loading operations and send-out allowed)
Operations at France’s three LNG terminals were resuming on Friday but the strike by workers protesting due to proposed labor reforms will continue, Elengy, the terminal operator said.
France has been hit by a wave of strikes aimed at forcing President Francois Hollande’s government to withdraw proposed new labor market rules.
Elengy’s Montoir-de-Bretagne LNG terminal on the French Atlantic coast and Fos Tonkin and Fos Cavaou terminals on the shores of the Mediterranean have been closed since May 24 with no loading operations and no send-out to the French gas grid.
Earlier today, LNG World News reported that the strikes ended, citing data from Elengy’s website saying that “resumption of terminals activities started on Friday from 06:00 a.m.”
However, an Elengy spokeswoman told LNG World News on Friday that the strikes are “reconducted until June 15, but the conditions have been considerably relaxed“.
This means that ship unloading and truck loading operations, as well as send-out to the French grid from the three LNG terminals will be allowed, according to the spokeswoman.
Elengy, a unit of France’s utility and LNG player Engie, is Europe’s second-largest LNG terminal operator.
The company has 19 million tons per annum of natural gas regasification capacity and 840,000 cbm of LNG storage capacity. Elengy’s three terminals are also able to conduct 4600 LNG truck loadings per year, according to its website.
LNG World News Staff