Chevron Takes 800 Bay Area Jobs To Texas

San Ramon remains corporate headquarters of oil giant

By Chris Roberts
|  Friday, Dec 21, 2012  |  Updated 10:42 AM PDT
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About 1/4 of Chevron Corp.'s corporate jobs are headed to Houston, but the company will remain headquartered in San Ramon.

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Oil giant Chevron Corp. is moving a quarter of its headquarters staff from the Bay Area to Texas.

Chevron will remain based in San Ramon, but about 800 of its 3,500-person workforce at Bollinger Canyon Road will move to Houston, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

Another 3,000 workers are employed by Chevron around the Bay Area, most at its refinery outside of Richmond.

The jobs that are moving are "technical positions dealing with information and advanced energy technologies," the newspaper reported.

There are 9,000 workers for Chevron in and around Houston, where most of the company's "worldwide oil exploration and production business" is based, the newspaper reported.

While Texas has of late boasted of its business-friendly climate -- and Gov. Rick Perry has worked hard to lure California jobs to the Lone Star State -- "It's important to reiterate that we are a California-based company," said Chevron spokesman Morgan Crinklaw.

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