France Digs In to Endure Oil Strike With Release of Fuel Reserve

  • Minister says country has enough to last weeks of protests
  • Exxon says Gravenchon plant operating normally, shipping fuel

Workers on strike block the access to the harbour of Saint-Nazaire, western france, on May 24, 2016 to protest against the government's planned labour law reforms.

Photographer: Jean-Sebastien Evrard/AFP via Getty Images

The French government said it was prepared to endure weeks of strikes at refineries and began releasing strategic oil reserves to help ease nationwide fuel shortages.

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