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Chevron grows headcount at Houston-area refinery after acquisition

Joshua Mann
Chevron grows headcount at Houston-area refinery after acquisition

California-based Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX) has added employees to its refinery in Pasadena since it bought the asset in May for about $350 million, and it will probably add more by the end of the year. The company maintained all of the domestic employees who worked at the refinery after Chevron bought it from Brazil’s state-owned Petróleo Brasileiro SA (NYSE: PBR), commonly called Petrobras. The support organization — people who worked on the refinery’s financials, the legal team and others — worked under the broader U.S. arm of Petrobras, which meant Chevron had to hire its own team of about 25 to handle that part of the refinery’s business, said Tim Sutherland, the refinery’s general manager.