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Energy

Norway oil strike escalation could affect production from six fields -NOG

OSLO, Oct 2 (Reuters) - The escalation of the strike among offshore oil workers in Norway could affect production from six fields with a total output of 330,000 barrels of oil equivalents per day, Norwegian Oil and Gas Association (NOG) said on Friday.

The six fields represent about 8% of the country’s total petroleum output.

Norway’s Lederne labour union said on Wednesday it would escalate the strike from Oct. 4 after dozens of workers went on strike at the Johan Sverdrup oilfield, western Europe’s largest.

NOG said the strike could force shutdown of Gudrun, Gina Krog, Kvitebjoern and Gjoea fields, where the strike is to take place, as well as associated Valemon and Vega fields. (Reporting by Nerijus Adomaitis Editing by Victoria Klesty)

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