Northern Oil Refinery

Northern Oil RefineryNorthern Oil RefineryThe Northern Oil Refinery at Yarwun, near Gladstone, is the only facility in Queensland capable of recycling waste lube oil back into base lube oil and is the most advanced re-refining plant of its kind in the world.

It can re-refine up to 100 million litres of waste lube oil a year, meaning 100 per cent of Queensland’s annual waste lube oil production can be processed through Gladstone, underwriting a new industry and local jobs.       

These environmental and economic credentials earned the re-refinery the Innovation in Sustainable Technologies award at the 2015 Queensland Premier's Sustainability Awards.

To join the new environmental benchmark in recycling, call 1300 857 554.  

The Northern Oil Refinery brings together the re-refining expertise of Southern Oil Refining with the established waste collection knowledge and geographical coverage of J.J. Richards & Sons to provide a long term, environmentally sustainable waste oil recycling option for truck fleets, heavy vehicle operators, mines and local governments.

The refinery will collect and transport waste lube oil from across Australia – at no additional cost to the waste oil generator – to undergo Southern Oil Refining’s leading re-refining process.

This re-refining process is a “cradle to cradle” treatment of oil and the highest form of recycling – keeping lube oil in productive use, lowering carbon emissions and delivering improved oil security through avoided imports while enhancing the environmental credentials of our partners.