LIMA Dec 28 Workers at Peru's Camisea natural
gas fields have called off a strike scheduled for Thursday after
reaching a deal on labor benefits with Argentina energy company
Pluspetrol, the union SUTRAPPEC said Wednesday.
The union had said that the stoppage would have halted the
production of natural gas that generates about half of the
country's electricity and would have also disrupted Royal Dutch
Shell Plc's liquefied natural gas exports.
Pluspetrol controls 27.2 percent of the Camisea consortium
, U.S.-based Hunt Oil Co owns a 25.2 percent stake
and Korea-based SK Innovation 7.6 percent. Tecpetrol
Corp, Sonatrach SPA and Repsol SA each have 10 percent
stakes. Hunt also controls a 50 percent stake in Peru LNG
, which operates a natural gas liquefaction plant.
(Reporting By Marco Aquino; Editing by Marguerita Choy)