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Gabon Strike Stops VAALCO Production

Thursday, March 28, 2019

An oil worker’s strike in Gabon has hindered the country’s exports. The strike, which started on March 24, halted production at a petroleum terminal operated by US independent VAALCO Energy.

The strike was launched in protest over annual leave terms for employees, according to the Gabon’s oil union ONEP on March 27.

“The 14,000 barrels produced per day by this operator before the strike have been at zero since yesterday morning,” ONEP, said in a statement, adding that the planned five-day strike would be extended if its demands were not met.