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Union: Chevron workers end strike in Nigeria

July 2, 2008
According to Agence France-Presse, Nigerian senior oil workers with Chevron called off a week-long strike against the US group, a union official said recently.

The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association’s spokesperson said the work stoppage, which began on June 23, did not halt the company''s oil production when it lasted because just administrative tasks were affected.

The workers had called for the dismissal of senior expatriate Chevron executive Fred Nelson. They would not give details of their complaints against him.

The union spokesman said Chevron''s management had agreed to look into the demand for Nelson to be sacked.

In Nigeria, Chevron operates and holds a 40 percent interest in 13 concessions covering 2.2 million acres (8,900 sq km), predominantly in the onshore and near-offshore regions of the restive Niger Delta.

In 2007, the company''s total production from 32 fields averaged 353,000 barrels per day of crude oil, 14 million cubic feet of natural gas and 4,000 barrels of liquefied petroleum gas, according to its website.