About us

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Southern Oil Refining (Southern Oil) is a private, 100% Australian owned company, based in Wagga Wagga, NSW, which has been re-refining waste oil since 2001.

Southern Oil re-refines waste lube oil for reuse as lube oil – its best and highest use and a cradle-to-cradle solution.

We produce no waste, reduce the need for oil imports and our product has a significantly smaller carbon footprint than crude base oils – making us a natural partner for organisations that are committed to protecting and enhancing their environmental credentials and reputation.

Lube oils are a blend of base oil and additives. The basic functions of lube oils are to:

  • reduce friction
  • remove heat, and
  • suspend contaminants.

Southern Oil’s Wagga Wagga plant and Northern Oil Refinery at Gladstone are the only facilities in Australia producing fully re-refined lube oil accredited for use by a major international oil company for global applications.

These re-refineries give Southern Oil the capacity to process 38% of Australia’s annual waste lube oil production (including 100% of Queensland’s waste lube oil).