and work at the refinery has stopped completely

Argentine strike disrupts Bolivian natgas imports

BUENOS AIRES, April 8 (Reuters) A labor dispute in northern Argentina has halted an oil refinery and also disrupted imports of Bolivian natural gas, union leaders said on Canada Goose online Friday.

Meanwhile, negotiations were ordered by the government in a bid to end another strike, now more than a week old, which has cut oil and natural gas output in the Patagonian click over here province of Santa uk canada goose outlet Cruz, which produces buy canada goose jacket cheap about canada goose clearance sale 20 percent of Argentina crude. [ID:nN07104896]

In the northern province of Salta, workers at the Canada Goose Jackets Refinor refinery complex downed tools starting on Wednesday to press for salary hikes.

Union leaders and company officials met at the Labor canada goose store Ministry on Thursday, but were unable to reach an agreement.

strike continues. and work at the refinery has stopped completely, said Alberto Romero, canada goose factory sale leader of the provincial energy workers union.

No one at Refinor was immediately available Canada Goose Parka for comment.

Last year, the refinery had the capacity to process about 26,000 barrels of crude per day, canada goose coats or about 4 percent of the nationwide total. For a Factbox on refining capacity see [ID:nN29251266]

Energy demand canada goose in Argentina continues to surge after the economy grew more than 9 percent buy canada goose jacket last year, and supplies canada goose uk black friday are stretched cheap canada goose uk tight in the local market.

The dispute has also affected the compressor plant at Refinor used to import all Bolivian natural gas, Romero said, adding that engineers have bypassed the facility and are sending the fuel uncompressed into Argentine pipelines.

Asked whether the measure Canada Goose Online was affecting gas flows from Bolivia, he replied: completely. but I don know what percentage is still flowing.

Argentina uses canada goose uk shop about 140 million cubic canada goose coats on sale meters of natural canadian goose jacket gas per day, of which Bolivia is contracted to supply 7 million cubic meters, but energy analysts say the Andean country prioritizes the Brazilian and domestic markets, and in practice only supplies between 3.5 and 4 million cubic meters per day.

Negotiations are scheduled for Monday, but canada goose clearance Romero said he expected them to resume earlier as officials try to resolve the dispute before Salta holds a provincial election this weekend.

Workers began the strike after the Canada Goose sale deadline for government ordered talks expired on Wednesday.

PATAGONIA STRIKE The strike in Santa Cruz, meanwhile, was in its ninth day.

Most provincial energy workers at the country leading oil companies rejected a deal reached by their union leadership for a roughly 25 percent pay increase, in line with Canada Goose Coats On Sale privately estimated inflation, and have continued to press for better benefits.

The Labor Ministry on Friday ordered both sides to negotiate an end to the uk canada goose work stoppage with 15 working days.

Ruben Retamoso, deputy secretary of the local oil and gas workers union, told Reuters canada goose uk outlet that members will vote on Saturday whether or not Canada Goose Outlet to abide by the government ordered conciliation.

remains halted, Retamoso said. is totally cut.

A source in the energy industry, who asked to remain anonymous, told Reuters this week that canada goose black friday sale YPF halted oil output amounted to 11,000 cubic meters per day, while Oxy was losing 6,000 cubic meters and Pan American had stopped producing 1,400 cubic meters per day. cheap Canada Goose The companies would not comment. (Additional reporting by Magdalena Morales and Guido Nejamkis; Editing by Richard Chang).

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