Norwegian Oil and Gas Workers Start Strike, Cutting Output

Operator Equinor ASA has initiated a shutdown of three fields in the North Sea as a result of a strike, the company said on July 5.

Gwladys Fouche and Nora Buli, Reuters

Norwegian offshore workers began a strike on July 5 that will reduce oil and gas output, the union leading the industrial action told Reuters.

The strike, in which workers are demanding wage hikes to compensate for rising inflation, comes amid high oil and gas prices, with supplies of natural gas to Europe especially tight after Russian export cutbacks.

“The strike has begun,” Audun Ingvartsen, the leader of the Lederne trade union said in an interview.

Operator Equinor ASA has initiated a shutdown of three fields in the North Sea as a result of a strike, the company said on July 5.

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