Phillips spokesperson Bernardo Fallas was quoted by the news agency as saying: “These reductions were communicated to employees in late October.”
The job cuts come despite the firm recently reported third-quarter 2022 earnings of $5.4bn, compared with $402m in the same quarter of 2021.
On its investor call, Phillips 66 announced plans to make cost savings of $1bn by the end of 2023.
Phillips 66 president and CEO Mark Lashier said: “We have returned more than $30bn to shareholders since the company’s formation in 2012, in large part from our uniquely integrated and diversified assets in Midstream, Chemicals, Refining, and Marketing.”
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Lashier noted that the firm is planning to return an additional $10bn to $12bn to shareholders, through a combination of dividends and share repurchases, between mid-year 2022 and the end of 2024.
The company’s board also increased the share repurchase authorisation by $5bn.
Phillips 66 also plans to increase adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortisation over the next three years by $3bn.
Phillips 66 said in a statement: “Phillips 66 is enhancing refining performance by taking necessary actions to increase reliability, improve market capture, and reduce costs.”