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Oil rig forced to shut down while oil workers strike in Norway

Oil workers in Norway are on strike over a wage dispute, forcing the Shell oil rig to shut down production.

Photo: Hjalmar Otto Fjøsne/Aker Solutions

670 Norwegian offshore workers are on strike, as they via their labor union cannot reach an agreement with employers concerning higher wages and pension rights, according to Reuters

Royal Dutch Shell, the operator of the oil rig in the Knarr field, has announced that it is forced to shut down production at the oil rig, which has a daily output at 23,900 barrels of crude per day.

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