Questions over the future of Kwinana oil refinery
Western Australia appears to be dodging the collapse of Australia’s manufacturing sector, but it would be wise to keep an eye on one of the State’s most important businesses, the BP oil refinery at Kwinana.
Critical to the supply of petroleum products, including bitumen for roads, the Kwinana refinery is facing the same pressures as all processing facilities in a country being hit by a high exchange rate, cheap imports, rising labour costs, and rising taxes.
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