Acute fuel shortages continued to plague France Monday even as striking dockworkers ended their blockade of the country's biggest oil port, Marseille.
A quarter of France's gas stations have run out of fuel as most of the country’s 12 refineries remain shut. But oil industry officials said blockades have been cleared at most of the port's fuel depots.
Workers across France are protesting government plans to raise the minimum retirement age from 60 to 62.
Finance Minister Christine Lagarde said Monday the strikes are costing the nation's economy as much as $560 million per day.