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Viva Energy has committed to upgrading its Geelong Refinery to produce Ultra-Low Sulphur Gasoline (ULSG) as part of the Federal Government’s Fuel Security Package (FSP).

This investment will further improve the quality of petrol produced at the refinery by reducing the maximum sulphur content to 10ppm, which will enable the introduction of new engine technology and help reduce vehicle emissions.

The total project cost is expected to be approximately $300 million, with a $125 million contribution from the Federal Government through its Refinery Upgrade Program, which is part of the FSP.

As with all Viva Energy projects, the ULSG project will be developed and delivered with a primary focus on safety and the environment that meets or exceeds regulatory requirements.

The project is scheduled for completion by the end of 2024, with up to 300 people employed during peak construction.

Project Overview

The key aspects of the project include:

Siting and Construction

The GTU will be constructed north of the refinery flare and be situated fully within the boundary fence of the refinery, approximately 60 metres from the railway line, on refinery land which is largely vacant.

The project is scheduled to be completed prior to the end of 2024 in line with the government grant guidelines, and the planning and approvals phase is currently underway. Site preparations are likely to begin in 2023.

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