$700M IN LOSSES
Posted: Thursday, March 21, 2013
$700M IN LOSSES
That is the amount, in terms of lost revenues, which state-owned oil company Petrotrin and by extension the people of this country suffered, because of a seven-day protest by its workers initiated by the Oilfield Workers Trade Union (OWTU).
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