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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…

Woodside's Unions Settlement Costs at Australia LNG Project Moderate - CEO

Sep 05, 2023

Woodside Energy faces increased costs following negotiations with unions at its Australian liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant, but these will have a relatively modest impact on its overall business, CEO Meg O'Neill told Reuters on Tuesday.Last month…

Talks to Avert Strike Called as Chevron Australia LNG Workers Reject Deal

Sep 01, 2023

Planned work stoppages next week at two of Australia's largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities are scheduled to go ahead unless mediation can produce a deal after workers at Chevron rejected the company's offer on pay and conditions.Australia is the world's biggest LNG exporter…

LNG: Asian Spot Prices Fall as Woodside Averts Strike

Aug 25, 2023

Asian spot liquefied natural gas (LNG) prices eased from five-month highs, after workers at Australia's Woodside Energy ruled out the possibility of striking work, bringing some calm to a market hit by extreme volatility in recent days.The average…

Australia LNG Strikes Would Need to Last Over a Month to Spike Prices, Analysts Say

Aug 22, 2023

Threatened strikes by workers at Australian liquefied natural gas (LNG) providers would need to last more than a month to significantly push up global prices, analysts said this week.The Woodside Energy and Chevron operations supply about 10%…

Taiwan's CPC says it has Australian Approval for Dorado Project

Aug 16, 2023

Taiwan's state-owned energy company CPC said Wednesday it had received Australian government approval to acquire four subbasin permits in oilfields off Western Australia from Carnarvon Energy.CPC's subsidiary OPIC Australia Pty Ltd reached the deal with Carnarvon in February…

Outcome of Chevron, Woodside, Australian Unions Talks May Take Days

Aug 15, 2023

Negotiations between Chevron, Woodside Energy Group, and Australian unions on Tuesday are unlikely to yield results for days because unions will need to consult members on any decision, according to a source with knowledge of the matter that was not authorized to speak to media…

LNG's Calm Veneer Stripped by Australia Strike Threat

Aug 14, 2023

The comfort that had characterised natural gas markets in Asia and Europe in recent months was shown to be a mere illusion by the threat of strike action at three major Australian liquefied natural gas (LNG) plants.In the blink of eye, a market…

Australia regulator clears way for strike vote at Chevron's Wheatstone, Gorgon LNG Plants

Aug 11, 2023

Australia's labor regulator cleared the way for strike action at Chevron's Wheatstone and Gorgon liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities if workers vote in favor of such a step, fuelling concerns the country's exports could be cut.The Fair Work…

Jadestone Energy Working to Address Tank Defect on Montara Venture FPSO

Aug 10, 2023

Asia Pacific-focused Jadestone Energy, which last month shut down production from its Montara Venture FPSO off Western Australia due to an issue with the FPSO's 4S ballast water tank,is still working to address the defect in the tank.Jadestone Energy said Thursday that since the shutdown…

Chevron, Woodside in Talks to Avert Strikes in Australia

Aug 10, 2023

Chevron and Woodside Energy Group said on Thursday they are holding talks with unions to avert threatened strikes at gas facilities that together supply about 10% of the global LNG market.Concerns over potential industrial action at three Australian LNG operations - North West Shelf…

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