Mathura oil refinery shut down

January 9th, 2009 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS  

Agra, Jan 9 (IANS) All six units of the Indian Oil Corporation’s Mathura refinery have been shut down due to the strike by public sector oil company officials, according to a strike leader.P.S. Rajput, officers association secretary, said late Thursday night that one of the largest refineries in north India had to be shut down because Gas Authority of India Limited had stopped gas supply.

The shutdown is a result of the strike by public sector oil company officials in support of their pay rise demand, pending for the last two years.

Some units at the Mathura refinery had run earlier in the day Thursday with the help of those already inside. The shifts of those employees had been extended.

In Agra, most petrol pumps ran dry Friday morning.

Industrial production has come to a standstill in Firozabad, Mathura and Agra due to the continuing truckers’s strike and the shortage of fuel.

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