The threat of strike action this week at Chevron’s Gorgon and Wheatstone liquefied natural gas projects in Australia is looming larger after unionised workers voted down the latest pay offer from the US supermajor.

Late last week, Offshore Alliance (OA) members at the Gorgon and Wheatstone downstream gas processing facilities in Western Australia rejected an enterprise agreement (EA) that was not endorsed by their negotiating team.