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Chevron Australia LNG Workers Back Strike Threat in Second Meeting, No Talks

Oct 06, 2023

Workers at Chevron's two liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities in Western Australia voted to restart strikes on Friday, endorsing a similar move by colleagues at a meeting less than 24 hours earlier.Night-shift workers at Chevron's Gorgon and…

KBR to Enable Processing of Scarborough Gas at Woodside's Pluto LNG Facility

Sep 25, 2023

Engineering and construction giant KBR has secured an engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCm) contract with Australian oil and gas giant Woodside Energy, as operator for and on behalf of the Pluto Joint Venture in Australia…

Chevron Accepts Australian Labour Tribunal's Terms to End Strike at LNG Plants

Sep 21, 2023

Chevron said on Thursday it had accepted recommendations from Australia's labor regulator to end its dispute with unions at its liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities in Western Australia.The Fair Work Commission of Australia, which has the power to impose a settlement…

Australia Tribunal to Rule on Chevron LNG Strikes after Talks Fail

Sep 21, 2023

Fresh talks between Chevron and unions over strikes at two liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities in Western Australia ended on Wednesday without a deal, a Chevron spokesperson said, leaving it up to a workplace tribunal to map a way forward…

Chevron's Strike-hit Australia LNG Facility Resumes Full Production

Sep 18, 2023

Chevron said on Monday full production had resumed at its strike-hit Wheatstone liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility in Western Australia after a fault last week cut production by about one-fifth.Wheatstone and the nearby Gorgon facility account for over 5% of global LNG supply…

Fault at Strike-hit Chevron Australia Plant Shuts 25% of Output

Sep 14, 2023

A fault at Chevron's Wheatstone facility in Australia temporarily shut about a quarter of its liquefied natural gas (LNG) production on Thursday, the same day that unionized workers escalated strike action.A Chevron spokesman said the cause…

EXPLAINER-What Can Australia's Labour Tribunal Do in Chevron's Dispute with LNG Workers?

Sep 13, 2023

Chevron has asked Australia's Fair Work Commission (FWC) to intervene in its dispute with workers on strike at two major liquefied natural gas facilities, banking on new laws that came into effect in June and which empower the industrial arbitrator…

APPEA Becomes Australian Energy Producers

Sep 13, 2023

Australian Energy Producers has been unveiled as the new name of the peak body of the nation’s explorers and producers of essential energy.Previously known as the Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA), the change…

Mounting Evidence Shows Seismic Surveys Can Harm Marine Life

Sep 12, 2023

Woodside Energy last week announced it would start seismic testing for its Scarborough gas project off Australia’s west coast, before reversing the decision in the face of a legal challenge from Traditional Owners.Seismic testing is highly controversial in marine environments…

TIMELINE-Chevron LNG Workers Go on Strike, Threatening Global Supply

Sep 11, 2023

Chevron Australia said on Monday it no longer expects to reach a deal with unions and would try an untested legal strategy to stop industrial action at its liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities as unions prepare for full-scale strikes. The…

Chevron Gambles on Untested Laws to Halt Australia LNG Strike Action

Sep 11, 2023

Chevron Australia no longer expects to reach a deal with unions and will instead pursue an untested legal strategy to stop industrial action at its Gorgon and Wheatstone liquefied natural gas facilities as unions prepare for full-scale strikes…

Chevron Australia LNG Workers Start Strike. What Happens Now?

Sep 08, 2023

Workers at Chevron's liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects in Australia, which produce 5.1% of the world's supply of the super-chilled fuel, went on strike on Friday after mediation talks ended without a deal.WHAT'S NEXT?Unions kicked off action with short work stoppages and bans on certain tasks…

Strikes Start at Major Chevron Australia LNG Projects, No Talks Planned

Sep 08, 2023

Workers at Chevron's liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects in Australia went on strike on Friday after talks broke down, potentially disrupting output from facilities that account for over 5% of global supply.No further talks were scheduled between the unions and the U…

JERA Sees Muted Impact on LNG Prices from Potential Strike in Australia

Sep 07, 2023

Japan's JERA, one of the world's biggest buyers of liquefied natural gas (LNG), expects a muted impact on the market from a potential strike in Australia thanks to high stocks and low seasonal demand, a top executive said on Thursday.'I think the real impact is not much…

Shell Ditched Major Works on Prelude for Shorter Maintenance Schedule

Sep 06, 2023

Shell considered shutting its flagship Prelude FLNG facility off Australia for a year to fix issues that have plagued its operations, but instead opted for shorter maintenance period to allow it to capture strong gas demand, three industry sources said…

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