Original article by Perry Williams, Nick Evans
The Australian – Page: Online : 2-Nov-20
Energy Minister Angus Taylor will hold meetings with the operators of the three remaining oil refinery operators in the week beginning 2 November. This follows the announcement by BP on 30 October that it plans to close its Kwinana refinery in Western Australia, with Taylor’s meetings coming amid fears that Australia’s entire oil refining industry could be gone within 12 months. The three remaining refineries are located at Lytton in Brisbane, and at Geelong and Altona in Victoria, and are operated by Ampol, Viva Energy and ExxonMobil respectively. The closure of Kwinana will see 600 people lose their jobs, while BP is in the process of shedding around 200 additional jobs, most of which are office roles.
AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF INDUSTRY, SCIENCE, ENERGY AND RESOURCES, BP PLC, AMPOL LIMITED – ALD, VIVA ENERGY GROUP LIMITED – ASX VEA, EXXONMOBIL AUSTRALIA PTY LTD