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French workers strike brought four LNG receiving terminals to a complete halt

The LNG receiving terminals in France nearly shut down on the second day of a nationwide strike by the workers, demanding extension of retirement age by two years to 64.

The four French LNG terminals and all of the gas storage facilities remained blocked, according to Reuters report quoting union representative.

Routine operations at France's 12.4mn t/yr Dunkirk import terminal and three other import terminals- the 8mil mt/year Montoir, 6.6mil mt/year Fos Cavaou and 2.2mil mt/year Fos Tonkin are impacted.

A number of LNG tankers have been either diverted or delayed their arrival at the French LNG receiving terminals. With latest changes in the weather conditions in Europe, workers union strike would force the member states to use more gas from the storage facilities.