Total’s North Sea Oil Platforms Hit By 24-Hour Strike

Around 40 rig workers started a 24-hour strike on July 23 on the Alwyn, Elgin and Dunbar platforms in the British North Sea, curbing gas flows to shore, but stored crude was expected to mitigate any oil supply disruption.

The platforms halted production at 0500 GMT, said Unite, Britain’s largest labor union. Unite and Total, which operates the platforms, earlier failed to agree on work shifts and pay, a union spokesman said.

No fresh talks are currently planned, another union spokesman said.