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Hundreds of Norway oil workers go out on strike, Shell shuts one field

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By Gwladys Fouche and Lefteris KaragiannopoulosOSLO (Reuters) - Hundreds of workers on Norwegian offshore oil and gas rigs went on strike on Tuesday after rejecting a proposed wage deal, leading to the shutdown of one Shell-operated field and helping send Brent crude prices higher. One union said hundreds more workers would join the strike on Sunday if an agreement over union demands for a wage increase and pension rights was not reached.Royal Dutch Shell said that due to the strike it was temporarily closing production at its Knarr field, which has a daily output of 23,900 barrels of mostly ...

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First Published: Tue, July 10 2018. 18:00 IST