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Strikes End at Three French Refineries as Shortages Continue

Workers at three French oil refineries voted to return to work as a contested pension bill neared parliamentary approval and the government warned that fuel shortages were hurting the economy.

Exxon Mobil Corp.’s 233,000-barrel-a-day Port-Jerome-Gravenchon refinery in Normandy and its 119,000-barrel Fos refinery, near Marseille, both decided to go back to work today, Jean-Michel Maton, a CFDT union representative said in a telephone interview.