18/09/2020 - 15:55

Chevron job cuts

18/09/2020 - 15:55

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Chevron intends to axe hundreds of its Western Australian workforce, as a low oil price washes over the industry.

Chevron is sacking 230 Western Australian employees. Photo: Chevron

Chevron intends to axe hundreds of its Western Australian workforce, as a low oil price washes over the industry.

The energy giant is allegedly sacking 230 workers, due to what is believed to be a deteriorating business outlook. Dozens of remaining employees have been given expanded roles.

Chevron had about 3,000 employees in WA as at December 2019, according to the latest Business News biggest employers data.

"Like many other companies, Chevron Australia is adjusting its business in response to the immediate impact of COVID-19 and a deteriorating business outlook," a spokesperson said.

"As we implement staffing changes, our priorities remain the health and safety of our people and the community and maintaining vital supplies of natural gas to our customers.

"We recognise the valuable contributions of our employees and are committed to providing appropriate support through this difficult period. "

Meanwhile, Chevron’s troubled Gorgon liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in the Pilbara could soon be operating at a third of its capacity, due to ongoing repairs to one of the processing trains on Barrow Island.

Weld quality issues were discovered during scheduled maintenance in July.

Chevron expects the repairs to finish and production to restart at Train 2 in October.

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