ABUJA - Nigeria's biggest oil
workers' union said it was putting oil platforms on red alert in preparation for shutting down output from Africa's largest
producer, as part of a nationwide protest against the axing of a
popular petrol subsidy.
exports over 2 million barrels of crude oil per day
and is a key supplier to the US and Europe
. Concerns about
supply from Africa
's most populous nation can move global oil
"Now that the Federal Government
has decided to be callous
minded, we hereby direct all production platforms to be on red
alert in preparation for total production shutdown," a statement
from oil union PENGASSAN said.