Viva Energy has committed to upgrading its Geelong Refinery to produce Ultra-Low Sulphur Gasoline, following legislation from the Australian Government for the introduction of better quality fuel in Australia.
The project will cost around $300 million and be partially funded by the Federal Government as part of its Fuel Security Package. At peak, construction will employ up to 300 people.
Viva Energy, which supplies around a quarter of the country’s liquid fuel requirements, is currently seeking an EPA Development Licence to build a new sulphur removal unit and supplementary equipment and connection systems to the existing Geelong Refinery.
Dale Cooper, Viva Energy’s Executive General Manager – Refining, said the Ultra-Low Sulphur Gasoline project is part of the ongoing transformation of the Geelong Refinery into a modern Energy Hub, which supports energy security and plays an important role in Australia’s energy transition.
“We are looking forward to delivering an important upgrade to the Refinery that will support the introduction of better quality fuel in Australia,” he said.
Viva Energy is the exclusive supplier of high-quality Shell fuels and lubricants in Australia through an extensive network of more than 1,330 service stations across the country.