Future of refinery hangs in balance

Original article by Angela Macdonald-Smith
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 19 : 15-Oct-20

Viva Energy’s Geelong refinery in Victoria has posted a loss of $30m for the September quarter, following a loss of nearly $50m in the first half of 2020. Viva will seek to boost cash flow at the refinery by reducing or deferring non-essential spending at the plant. The federal government’s $2.5 billion fuel security package may be crucial to the future of the refinery. Viva will provide an update on the outlook for the plant in December.

CORPORATES
VIVA ENERGY GROUP LIMITED – ASX VEA

Exxon refines a growth story at Altona

Original article by Peter Ker
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 17 : 13-May-16

Global energy group ExxonMobil will invest $A370m in its oil refinery in the Melbourne suburb of Altona over five years. This includes $A20m that will be spent on upgrading the plant’s daily production from 80,000 barrels to 90,000. The Altona refinery accounts for about 50 per cent of Victoria’s fuel supply, and ExxonMobil’s Andrew Warrell notes that the downturn of the Australian dollar in recent years has made the facility more competitive.

CORPORATES
EXXONMOBIL CORPORATION, BHP BILLITON LIMITED – ASX BHP, VIVA ENERGY AUSTRALIA LIMITED