By DAVID PEARSON
PARIS -- Total may post this week about its shutting down a
steam cracking unit at its refinery at Carling, on France's
northeastern border with Germany, French newspaper Journal
du Dimanche reports.
The newspaper says Total's management may inform labor
representatives at a works council that it is converting the
loss-making facility into the production of polystyrene,
entailing some 200 job losses out of a total workforce of
Total's Carling facility has suffered from chronic
overcapacity in Europe.
No one from Total was immediately available for comment.
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