Workforce

Oil Prices Slip as U.S. Dollar Strengthens on Jobs Data

Oil prices nudged lower for a second straight session on Monday, weighed down by a firmer dollar as expectations of interest rate cuts were pushed out further following strong U.S. jobs data on Friday.

Enbridge Gas to Cut Emergency Response Shifts in Toronto, Labor Union Says

Canadian labor union Unifor said on Friday that Enbridge's gas unit wants to cut its emergency response shifts in Toronto, amid an emphasis on curtailing costs.

Chesapeake Energy Initiates Job Cuts Following Oil Asset Divestment

This week's layoffs follow its divestment of its Eagle Ford assets, not the company's pending merger with Southwestern Energy, Chesapeake said.

Report Highlights Challenges in Attracting Talent to Oil and Gas Sector

The oil and gas sector is at risk of failing to deliver the 28,000 skilled engineering construction workers needed by 2030 — unless it better understands what motivates new entrants, according to a report out today.

TC Energy Announces Layoffs in Houston, Calgary as Part of Pipeline Unit Integration Plan

Canadian oil and gas pipeline firm TC Energy said on Wednesday it has laid off some of its workers as part of a previously announced plan to integrate its natural gas pipeline units.

Strike Looms: Marathon Petroleum Workers in Detroit Vote to Authorize Walkout, Union Reports

Workers represented by Teamsters union at Marathon Petroleum's Detroit refinery have voted to authorize a strike, the union said on Thursday.

Pipeline Operator Enbridge to Cut 650 Jobs Amid Cost Reduction Efforts

North American energy pipeline operator Enbridge said on Tuesday it will cut its workforce by 650 jobs in a bid to cut costs.

Shell Extends Job Cuts as CEO Seeks to Trim Costs

Shell has begun cutting jobs beyond previously announced reductions in its low-carbon division, Bloomberg News reported on Thursday citing people familiar with the matter.

Shell to Scale Back Hydrogen Business, Cut Low-Carbon Workforce By 15%

Shell will cut at least 15% of the workforce at its low-carbon solutions division and scale back its hydrogen business as part of CEO Wael Sawan's drive to boost profits, it said on Wednesday.

Chevron Australia, Unions Make Progress in LNG Talks, Deal Remains Elusive

Negotiations over a stalled pay and conditions deal between Chevron and unions at its LNG facilities in Australia made progress on Friday but fell short of sealing an agreement to end months of labor disputes at the major export sites.

AMPP Launches Industrial Coating Application Training Program

(P&GJ) — This program is a flexible and comprehensive solution for training industrial sprayers and abrasive blasters, designed to attract and train those new to the workforce or provide needed training to experienced individuals seeking to gain industry-recognized credentials.

Chevron Gambles on Untested Laws to Halt Australia LNG Strike Action

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 LNG facilities as unions prepare for full-scale strikes.

Ten Workers Killed in Gas Accident in China's Inner Mongolia Region

Ten people were killed, and three others were injured in a gas accident at a workshop in Ordos in China's northern Inner Mongolia region, state broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV) said on Friday, citing local authorities.

Report: Permian Basin Boosts US Economy with $181.8 Billion GDP, Nearly 786,000 Jobs

The Permian Basin's economic impact continues to gain momentum, bringing promising news for Texas, New Mexico and the entire nation. According to the latest report by the Permian Strategic Partnership (PSP), the Permian Basin had a record year for tax revenue collected from the oil and gas industry.

Chevron LNG Workers in Australia Plan Industrial Action from Sept. 7

Unions representing workers at Chevron's two major Australian LNG complexes have said they will take industrial action from Sept. 7, a company spokesperson said on Monday, in an ongoing dispute over pay and conditions.

Australia Regulator Clears Way for Strike Vote at Chevron LNG Plants

Australia's labor regulator cleared the way for strike action at Chevron's Wheatstone and Gorgon LNG facilities if workers vote in favor of such a step, fueling concerns the country's exports could be cut.

Planned Strike at Woodside, Chevron Australian Facilities Sparks Concern Over LNG Supply

Workers at Woodside Energy Group and Chevron's LNG facilities in Australia voted to strike on Wednesday, industry sources and Australian media reported, sending European gas prices higher on concern over supplies.

Applying Social Learning to Develop Pipeline Competence

(P&GJ) — The changes occurring in the pipeline industry call for more effective learning cycles, critical thinking, faster application of new knowledge, and the regeneration and evolution of competence within its workforce.

Specialized Truckers Still Driving Midstream Pipe Deliveries

(P&GJ) – One of the key and often overlooked facets of the pipeline industry is trucking: transporting raw materials to mills for pipe manufacturing, moving finished pipe to pipe yards—either directly or after initial transit by rail or barge—and transporting the pipe from the yard to the right-of-way.

Next Wave of North American LNG Export Projects to Face Labor Challenges

A coming wave of North American LNG export projects faces staffing challenges that are prompting some of the biggest developers to expand training and coordinate projects to keep construction workers.

Jobs in US Energy Grew 3.8% in 2022, Led by Work in Clean Energy

Jobs in the U.S. energy industry rose 3.8% last year, faster than overall employment growth and led by work in clean energy, the Department of Energy said on Wednesday.

Strikes at LNG Terminals and Gas Refineries Continue in Response to French Pension Reform

At least seven LNG ships heading to France have changed course to terminals in Britain, the Netherlands and Spain since the strike action started. The closure of French terminals for another week would significantly hamper France's ability to export gas to neighboring countries.

Police: Blast at Shell's Nigeria Oil Pipeline Kills 12

An explosion on a Nigerian oil pipeline owned by Shell killed at least 12 people on Friday, authorities at the scene said, while members of the affected community in Emohua said they feared many more had died in the blast.

Pemex Deer Park, Texas Fire Broke Out in Crude Distillation Area

A Thursday night fire at Pemex’s 312,500 barrel-per-day Deer Park, Texas, refinery broke out in a crude distillation unit, said people familiar with plant operations. The sources did not know which of two Deer Park CDUs were hit by fire.

TC Energy Raises Coastal GasLink Pipeline Costs by 30% to Over $10 Billion

North American pipeline firm TC Energy Corp. said on Wednesday it now estimates costs for completion of its troubled Coastal GasLink project to be $10.89 billion, as it faces skilled labor crunch and adverse weather conditions.

Pipeline Explosion Kills At Least One Pemex Worker in Central Mexico

At least one worker from Mexico's state oil company Pemex died on Dec. 21 in a fuel pipeline explosion in the central state of Hidalgo, local officials said on Twitter.

One Killed, Two Injured in Petronas-operated Pipeline Explosion in Malaysia

Malaysian state energy company Petronas reported a fire at the Sabah-Sarawak Gas Pipeline near Lawas on Wednesday afternoon, which the Borneo Post online said led to an explosion that killed one person and injured two others.

Canadian Wildfires Force Trans Mountain Pipeline Workers to Evacuate Site

A camp housing workers for the Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion project in southern British Columbia was evacuated on Monday due wildfires in the region, although flows on the existing pipeline are not impacted, Trans Mountain Corp. said.

Virtual Communities Transforming Pipeline Competence Development

Success in the pipeline industry is predicated on a blend of safety, engineering excellence and innovation. These critical success factors rest in the hands of the workforce and depend on decisions made and actions taken.

US Contractors Exit Major Iraqi Gas Field Following String of Rocket Attacks

A series of rocket attacks on a gas field in northern Iraq has sent the U.S. contractors working on its expansion packing, dealing a blow to the Kurdish region's hopes of boosting its revenues and offering a small alternative to Russian gas.