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Chevron to Sell Refinery, Cut 2,000 Jobs Through 2011

BusinessWeek - Mar 9, 2010

Chevron Corp., the second-largest U.S. energy company, plans to sell its only remaining European refinery, cut 2,000 jobs and shed assets in the Caribbean and Central America to stanch losses from its fuel-making business.

Chevron also plans to slash capital spending on refineries by 23 percent this year and may reduce operations at a plant in Hawaii, Mike Wirth, executive vice president of the companyís global refining and marketing business, said in a presentation to analysts today in New York.

Chevronís refining unit lost $613 million during the fourth quarter of 2009 as fuel demand sank, hindering Chief Executive Officer John Watsonís goal of generating returns of at least 10 percent from each plant.

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- Posted: 2010-03-09 11:33:08


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