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BP shuts down Kwinana refinery with 600 jobs expected to go, Commonwealth says no impact on fuel security – ABC News

Around 600 jobs are set to go as BP shuts down its refinery in Kwinana, south of Perth, with the mining giant citing long term structural changes in Asian and Middle…



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Hundreds of jobs are set to be lost as BP Australia’s Kwinana Refinery stops fuel production.
Key points:

  • BP has run the refinery in Kwinana for 65 years
  • The site will be converted to an import terminal employing 60 people
  • The firm says it is the international market that prompted the move

The company announced today the oil refinery, which has been operating for 65 years, was no longer economically viable, and it would convert the site to an import terminal.
Refining activities will wind down over…

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