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The BP Kwinana oil refinery is the only crude oil refinery in Western Australia. It has a capacity to refine 137,000 barrels of crude oil a day, the largest crude oil refinery in Australia. It began refining crude oil in 1955 and is conveniently located only 30 kilometres south of Perth. The refinery employs close to 400 people and provides most of western Australia's fuel requirements. The Kwinana oil refinery is wholly owned by the multinational British based oil and gas company, BP, formerly known as British Petroleum. It has its headquarters in London, England.

The Kwinana Oil Refinery is one of the Most Modern in the Southern Hemisphere
Significant investments and up-grades over recent years have resulted in the Kwinana oil refinery becoming one of the most modern oil refineries in the Southern Hemisphere. This continual improvement of refining technology has resulted to the production of cleaner fuels that has led to the production of the highly regarded BP Ultimate.

The Kwinana oil refinery produces the following petroleum related products from its refining of crude oil:
Unleaded, Premium Unleaded, BO Opal, and BP Ultimate, petrol products

Diesel fuels

Kerosene and aviation fuels such as jet fuel and aviation gasoline

Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG), butane and propane


Fuel oil


Products From the Kwinana Oil Refinery are Distributed Throughout Western Australia
The fuel products produced at the Kwinana oil refinery are loaded from its jetty at the refinery as well as from BP's North Fremantle terminal, to where the products are pumped via pipeline from the refinery. A pipeline from the refinery also takes petrol, diesel and jet fuel to the nearby BP Kewdale oil terminal where it is loaded onto road trains, railway tankers and semi-trailers for distribution throughout the state. The Kalgoolie BP terminal is an important distribution point for supplying fuel to the Eastern Goldfield mines and their associated industrial establishments.

Kwinana Oil Refinery Stands up to Competition From Asian Based Mega-refineries
The Kwinana oil refinery is situated on the shores of Cockburn Sound at Kwinana Beach. It was initially constructed for the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company and was completed in 1955. Despite the trend in the eastern Australian states for oil companies to close their domestic oil refineries and convert them into fuel terminals for mega-refineries in Asia, the BP Kwinana oil refinery, is still operating with the full support of BP.

BP have acknowledged that the new generation of very large oil refineries across Asia do enjoy economics of scale that can not be matched by oil refineries operating in Australia but the Kwinana oil refinery remains an important part of the company's Australian infrastructure. The Kwinana refinery has been servicing Western Australia for more than 50 years and is expected to keep doing so for many years into the future. The company is continuing to undertake investment projects at the refinery such as upgrading its export pipelines and electrical systems.

BP dates back to the establishment of the Anglo-Persian Oil Company in 1909, a subsidiary company of the Burmah Oil Company that was operating oil wells in Iran. In 1935 it became known as the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company and in 1954 changed its name to British Petroleum. The company expanded its operations into Alaska in 1959 and in 1965 was the first oil company to strike oil in the North Sea. Standard Oil was acqured in 1978 and the majority British government ownership of the company began being sold off in stages between 1979 and 1987. AMACO and British Petroleum merged in 1998 and the company acquired Burmah Castrol and ARCO in 2000. From 2003 through to 2013 BP was a partner in the TNK-BP joint venture in Russia.


BP dates back to 1908, originally know as Anglo-Persian Oil Company when oil was discovered beneath the sands of Persia.By 1914 the Anglo-Persian project was nearly bankrupt for the second time in its short history, the company had plenty of oil but no one to sell it to. It was Winston more


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