Fuel distributor and petrol station operator Riordan Fuels has increased its moves to support local manufacturing by entering into a significant supply contract with Viva Energy Australia, the new owner and operator of the Geelong Refinery.

Riordan’s managing director, Robert Riordan, said that as one of Victoria’s leading private and independent fuel distributors, the company was pleased to be providing its customers with locally refined diesel.

“Riordan Fuels has an extensive network that expands across regional and metropolitan Victoria, Adelaide and Southern NSW and we believe our customers will be pleased that we’ve committed to sourcing Australian-made fuels at no additional cost,” Mr Riordan said.

“The Geelong Refinery is an integral part of the Victorian economy and produces quality products, so locking in a long-term contract of this nature is positive for our customers, Viva Energy and the State,” he said.

Viva Energy business development manager, Sam Ritchie, said that Riordan Fuels is an important customer with its extensive regional presence and four, Shell branded service stations.

“We’ve worked with the Riordan family for 40-years and admire their strong customer base and commitment to regional Victoria,” Mr Ritchie said.

“Viva Energy is pleased to be supplying them with locally refined diesel as they look to expand their presence in the bulk fuels and retail market.”

Riordan Fuels, part of United Retail Group Pty Ltd, was formed in 2001. Its Express Diesel service has an extensive unmanned tank and bulk distribution network across Victoria, Adelaide and Southern NSW. The company operates 24 public tanks and six petrol convenience stores.

Viva Energy is the exclusive licensee to the Shell brand in Australia.

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