Calgary-based Chevron Canada cutting jobs

Chevron Canada confirmed Friday it is laying off more people, but the company is being tight-lipped on details.

Oil and gas company not making details about layoffs public

Chevron Canada says it is reducing its workforce, but did not provide any details. (Google Maps)

Chevron Canada confirmed Friday it is laying off more people, but the Calgary-based company did not say how many people are losing their jobs.

"In light of the current market environment, Chevron continues to take action to reduce internal costs across the enterprise," said company spokesman Leif Sollid in a release.

"No further information is being disclosed at this time."

About 800 people work in the company's Calgary offices.

Chevron shelved plans in 2014 to drill a deepwater well in Canada's Beaufort Sea because of low oil prices.

Last fall Chevron Corp., the U.S.-based parent company, said its profits were down by 64 per cent in the third quarter of 2015 and that 6,000 to 7,000 jobs would be cut in the coming year.

Last June Chevron Canada, which has significant stakes in Newfoundland and Labrador's offshore oil industry, slashed its St. John's workforce by 60 per cent, or about 20 jobs.


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