In the heart of Corio Bay in Geelong, Victoria, you’ll find the Viva Energy refinery providing high quality fuel to Australian motorists and businesses. 

Viva Energy is one of Australia’s leading energy companies and the exclusive supplier of Shell fuels and lubricants.  

So, how much do you know about the refinery that supplies around a quarter of the country’s liquid fuel requirements?  

Here are 5 fast facts about Viva Energy’s Geelong Refinery: 

1. The Geelong Refinery is one of only two refineries remaining in Australia today.  

(The only other refinery in Australia today is operated by Ampol in Brisbane) 

The refinery has been an important part of Geelong for almost 70 years. Naturally, that means they support the Geelong Football Club – in fact, Viva Energy is a Premier Partner of their inaugural AFLW team, the Geelong Cats.  

2. Geelong Refinery employs around 700 people.  

The refinery is a large employer committed to supporting the local community in Geelong. In partnership with local organisations G-Force and Northern Futures, it provides unique apprenticeship and training opportunities which have equipped many young apprentices with a range of highly employable skills.  

3. Geelong Refinery supplies over 50% of Victoria’s fuel and 10% of Australia’s fuel. 

The refinery manufactures petrol, diesel, LPG, jet fuel, avgas, bitumen, specialty solvents for a wide range of industries, and Low Aromatic Fuel to support the Federal Government’s petrol-sniffing prevention program. 

4. The Refinery can process up to 120,000 barrels of oil per day. 

That’s about a quarter of the fuel Australians need to reach their destination. 

5. The Refinery will soon produce Ultra-Low Sulphur Gasoline (ULSG). 

Viva Energy recently announced that the processing capability at Geelong Refinery is being updated to produce Ultra-Low Sulphur Gasoline (ULSG), which will improve the quality of petrol produced at the refinery and help reduce vehicle emissions. Over three years, the total cost of the project is expected to be approximately $300 million, with $125 million being invested under the Federal Government’s Refinery Upgrades Program.  

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