RIOTS INTERRUPT OIL PRODUCTION IN GABON
Oil production in Gabon is returning to normal after a 6 day slump triggered by antigovernment rioting. The fall in oil flow followed a decision by France's Ste. Nationale Elf Aquitaine to shut down all its offshore operations in response to threats against Elf personnel and installations by rioters. Production resumed when French troops stationed in Gabon moved to protect oil installations.