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    Tuesday, June 24, 2008

    Nigerian Oil Union Starts Strike Against Chevron


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    Chevron Nigeria Ltd. confirms ``that the employees belonging to the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria have declared a work stoppage,'' Chevron spokeswoman Margaret Cooper said today in a statement.

    In a letter sent to Chevron executives in California, the union demanded the removal of Fred Nelson, the head of the Nigerian unit. Pengassan also alleges that safety standards have lapsed and Nigerian employees replaced with expatriates.

    Cooper said it's too early to comment on the impact of the strike on operations. Chevron in 2007 produced about 350,000 barrels of oil a day from its 32 fields in Nigeria, the company's Web site said.

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