Ampol’s Lytton Refinery set for upgrade to deliver cleaner fuel

Ampol’s Lytton Refinery in Brisbane is set to be upgraded to deliver lower fuel emissions and improve fuel security.

The Ampol Future Fuels Desulfurisation Project was declared by Acting Premier Dr Steven Miles as a prescribed project and crucial infrastructure project on the recommendation of the Coordinator-General.

“Declaring the project a prescribed project and critical infrastructure project will ensure timely decision making to help get this project off the ground.”

Dr Miles said that this upgrade will improve fuel security and efficiency in Queensland and nationally, fuelling our industry.

“Importantly it will help deliver cleaner, lower emissions fuel, which is better for the environment.

“This will ensure the Lytton Refinery continues to operate long into the future, enabling retention of high-skill manufacturing jobs in Queensland.”

The project will create around 300 construction jobs and safeguard the ongoing jobs of approximately 450 employees and 400 contractors.

Andrew Brewer, Executive General Manager, Fuel Supply Chain, Ampol, said Ampol is eager to get the Ampol Future Fuels Desulfurisation Project finalised and underway so they can move to the next stage of the refinery’s life.

“I know approvals associated with the project are complex and need to be obtained within tight timeframes. We would like to thank the Queensland Government for their ongoing support, and we look forward to working with them as we finalise our own approvals and commence work on this project.”

Joan Pease, Member for Lytton, said project will include plant upgrades, expansion and associated works on land owned by Ampol, within and adjoining the existing refinery.

“The refinery has been operating in Lytton for over 50 years, supporting jobs and industry in our community.”

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