June 11, 2018 / 7:59 AM / in 13 days

Total says no impact from farmers' blockade on refinery operations

PARIS (Reuters) - France’s Total said personnel from the oil and gas company had access to four refineries in France and a blockade of the sites by farmers had not had an impact on operations.

FILE PHOTO: The logo of French oil giant Total on a flag at La Defense business and financial district in Courbevoie near Paris, France. May 16, 2018. REUTERS/Charles Platiau/File Photo

Total, which operates four of France’s seven refineries, said the blockade was, however, hampering the distribution of products by road from four refineries and six depots. It said service was normal at its 2,200 petrol stations in France.

French farmers blocked access to oil depots and refineries using tonnes of onions, wood and rubble as part of a three-day protest against plans to allow Total to use imported palm oil at a biofuel plant.

Reporting by Bate Felix

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