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Cablegate: Total Pumping Again in Nigeria

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UNCLAS LAGOS 001394

SIPDIS

STATE PASS TO EXIM, OPIC AND TDA
LONDON AND PARIS PASS TO AFRICA WATCHERS
KABUL PASS TO SROSS
DIA/J2 PASS TO GHAYES

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: EPET EINV ELAB PGOV ECON NI
SUBJECT: Total Pumping Again in Nigeria

REF: Lagos 1383

1. O.B. Haffner, Corporate Affairs Manager for Total
Nigeria, told ECONOFF on Friday, July 9, that the
company has resumed crude oil production from its Elf
Petroleum Nigeria Ltd. unit. Total's Nigeria
production was closed for one week as a result of a
union dispute (reftel). Haffner said Total's
production should reach "optimal level" by the end of
the day.

2. Haffner noted that negotiations with the white-
collar union PENGASSAN have not concluded, and no
agreement has been finalized. Nonetheless, he said,
the unions are satisfied by the company's level of
commitment to the talks, and he said a fair agreement
should be within reach. "All is well now," Haffner
concluded.

KRAMER

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