|2020-09-07 来源： 中国石化新闻网|
这家刚刚被道琼斯工业平均指数(Dow Jones Industrial Average)除名的石油巨头宣布，其澳大利亚业务将进行自愿裁员，并补充称，其他国家的业务也正在考虑进一步裁员。
冯娟 摘译自 投资者商业日报
Exxon Mobil Gets Set To Shrink As Oil Price Recovery Stagnates
Exxon Mobil (XOM) confirmed it's looking at job cuts worldwide as oil prices stall while protecting its dividend remains urgent. Exxon stock dipped.
Separately, the Energy Information Administration reported Wednesday that U.S. production last week plunged to 9.7 million barrels per day, the lowest since January 2018, from 10.8 million bpd in the prior week as Hurricane Laura shut in some Gulf of Mexico production.
The oil major, which was just ousted from the Dow Jones Industrial Average, announced voluntary layoffs at its Australian operations and added that further job cuts are under consideration at its operations in other countries.
"We have evaluations underway on a country-by-country basis to assess possible additional efficiencies to right-size our business and make it stronger for the future," Exxon told Reuters.
The oil major has been preparing steep spending and job cuts to preserve its dividend, sources told Reuters in July, as the oil rebound and planned asset sales have failed to materialize as hoped.
During the second quarter earnings conference call later that month, management said it saw the potential for workforce reduction and planned to conclude a review this summer and announce the results in the fall.
To conserve cash, Exxon has also cut investment spending by $10 billion this year and expects its rig counts in the Permian basin to continue to fall.