Kwinana Refinery

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The refinery has been closed down

Summary Information

  • Ownership: BP
  • Website:
  • Location: Western Australia
  • Capacity: 7.0 million tons/annum & 137,000 bbl/day
  • Nelson Complexity:

Refining Units

  • Atmopheric Distillation
  • Vacuum Distillation
  • Residue Cracking Unit
  • Merox Unit
  • Diesel Hydrofiners
  • Catalytic Reformer
  • Isomerisation Unit
  • Alkylation Unit
  • Asphalt Unit
  • Sulphur Recovery Unit

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

  • Crude oil is delivered to BP Refinery (Kwinana) mostly by ship

Products Produced

  • Petrol, Diesel fuels, Aviation fuel, including jet fuel and aviation gasoline, Bitumen, Fuel oil, Hydrogen, Kerosene, LPG (including propane and butane)

Ongoing Projects

  • Conversion of the site into a renewable energy hub producing HVO, SAF and green hydrogen.

Other Information

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  • 1955 - Refinery commissioned with a design capacity of three million tonnes of crude per year
  • 2003 - Aker Kvaerner awarded contract for clean fuels project
  • 2021 - The refinery is shut down. The site is now operated as an import terminal.

Relevant Links

  1. Refinery Webpage
  2. Kwinana Environmental Report
  3. BP awards design contract for Clean Diesel project to Aker Kvaerner Australia
  4. Kwinana Energy Hub project

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