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Motiva will combine Port Arthur refinery, chemical facility due to 'volatile landscape' of industry

When asked about whether the company will be cutting jobs, a Motiva representative said they will be "taking actions to ensure an optimal cost structure"

PORT ARTHUR, Texas — Motiva announced the company will be combining two Port Arthur facilities due to the impact of COVID-19, a company spokesperson announced in an emailed statement. 

An article from the Port Arthur News reported the company will be cutting 200 jobs by September due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In an emailed statement to 12News, a representative said they will be "taking actions to ensure an optimal cost structure and improve efficiency in response to the volatile landscape of the energy industry." 

Motiva's Port Arthur refinery and Port Arthur chemicals facility will be combined into one. 

The statement continues, "these organizational changes will enable the company to accelerate capturing existing synergies and optimizing processes."

Motiva's full statement: 

Motiva is taking actions to ensure an optimal cost structure and improve efficiency in response to the volatile landscape of the energy industry. Motiva can confirm it will combine the Port Arthur Refinery and Port Arthur Chemicals into one Port Arthur Complex. These organizational changes will enable the company to accelerate capturing existing synergies and optimizing processes. The company will continue producing transportation fuels and chemicals responsibly with safety, financial stewardship, and operational excellence at its core.

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