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losh1971

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According to today's paper, the only two remaining refineries will be Viva in Geelong and Ampol in Brisbane.

Kwinana & Altona will be converted to import terminals.

So much for fuel security.
Well that can mean only one thing, higher fuel prices.......
 

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Cant compete against the super refineries on a cost per Litre kind of figure.

There is also the stricter sulphur limits coming in over the next few years and to get some place like Altona up to spec the cost probably doesnt weigh up to the accountants.

What many dont realise is there are many byproducts from refining that people use daily. A main one is plastics related.
For example banknote plastic is a byproduct.

As for manufacturing or self reliance issues, there are still places out there running, although in different ways, that can be restarted as such should they be needed. Would be nicer to be more inhouse all the time.

And then going back in history
...back many years ago there was a bottlecap factory, from memory next to Scienceworks in Melb. It got converted to bullet shells.
 

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According to today's paper, the only two remaining refineries will be Viva in Geelong and Ampol in Brisbane.

Kwinana & Altona will be converted to import terminals.

So much for fuel security.
Its all OK, nothing to be concerned about. The Energy Minister stated that this latest closure will not affect national fuel supply security.
After all, our reserves are held and promised to us somewhere in the US are they not? And that will not be impacted - what could possibly go wrong with that situation?
We are converting to vehicles powered by other than internal combustion engines at some point in the future, so we only have to hang in there for - oh let's say 30 years or so.
 

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Wont have to worry about petrol soon as we'll all be forced to have electric cars like they're doing in Europe.
Its the way of the future. Lol
 
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