Strikes over pay at Exxon Mobil's oil refineries in France have forced the firm to limit refined product supply to its customers, a spokesperson told Reuters on Sept. 28.

"We have temporarily put limitations in place for customers in accordance with the terms of our supply contracts. We have a supply response team in place to supply product from unaffected sources," the spokesperson said.

French unions CGT and Force Ouvriere called a strike on Sept. 20 following wage negotiations with Exxon Mobil related to rising inflation in Europe.


Strike Action Hits Exxon Mobil's Oil, Petrochemical Plants in France

This forced Exxon to shut its 240,000 bbl/d Port Jerome-Gravenchon oil refinery, the Notre Dame de Gravenchon Petrochemical site, and the 140,000 bbl/d Fos-Sur-Mer refinery.

The shutdowns were completed on the weekend of Sept. 24.

Exxon Mobil's terminals are not affected, the spokesperson said.

France's refined products sector is under strain as a result of strike action over pay and unplanned maintenance which have led to more than 60% of its refining capacity being taken off line.