A Nigerian trade union
representing oil workers has agreed to
suspend a strike that some feared would
lead to fuel shortages and disrupt crude
production, a petroleum ministry official
and another at the Nigerian National
Petroleum Corporation said on
The strike by about 10,000 members of
the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior
Staff Association of Nigeria
(PENGASSAN), including refinery workers
and office staff, began on Thursday over
issues including oil sector reforms and
The petroleum ministry and state oil
company officials, who asked to remain
anonymous, said that an agreement to
suspend the strike was reached after talks
that ended in the early hours of