TXGAS, the nation’s largest natural gas producer, announced Wednesday that it will reduce 2,200 jobs from its gas station operations in the state.
The company said it would begin cutting jobs in April.
The cuts come as it tries to make up lost ground in the energy business and expand its operations in Texas.
The layoffs are the largest single-day impact in Texas Gas’ nearly five-year history, according to the company.
In 2017, the company said that it would cut 1,500 jobs.
The announcement comes as the company has been struggling with a growing number of complaints about its customer service and the quality of gas it sells.
The largest gas station in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, TXGPS is one of the biggest suppliers of natural gas to the Dallas area.
The Dallas-based company was founded in 1872 and has a long history of operating in the region.
The news comes as it struggles with growing complaints about the quality and safety of its gas, according the company’s CEO, Jeff Greenfield.
“We believe that our customers are the most important customer for us and we want to ensure they have the safest and most reliable service available,” Greenfield said.