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Diversity a focus at Altona Refinery

27 May 2019

The team at Mobil Altona Refinery continue to prioritise the development and retainment of a diverse workforce in order to enhance its overall business.


Engineering school holiday fun

11 April 2019

This autumn, ExxonMobil Australia is working with Scienceworks Museum in Spotswood to deliver educational, enjoyable and engineering-focused school holiday activities for children as part of its longstanding partnership with the museum.

Opera 2019

Opera shines at community concert

12 March 2019

ExxonMobil Australia has again brought the opera to the community of Melbourne’s west, holding the tenth Mobil Night at the Opera concert in Williamstown in March.


Supporting our local wetlands

31 Jan. 2019

February 2 marks World Wetlands Day, the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on 2 February 1971, in the Iranian city of Ramsar on the shores of the Caspian Sea. 

A Refinery is Built

A Refinery is Built

29 Jan. 2019

As we celebrate the 70th anniversary of Altona Refinery in 2019, we’ve been delving into our video archives to look at the way we once were.

2019 Summer by the Sea

Marine wildlife on display at Summer by the Sea

15 Jan. 2019

The annual ‘Summer by the Sea’ program has become an institution during the January school holiday period, with Coastcare Victoria coordinating the delivery of hundreds of ‘Summer by the Sea’ activities each year. 

Yarraville VRU

Emission possible

8 Jan. 2019

While some would view the increasing demand for transportation fuels and the regulatory mandate to further reduce emissions as a monumental paradox, the Mobil team have been working diligently to harmonise the two concepts through the development of a new vapour recovery unit. 


Ready for anything

13 Dec. 2018

A group of ExxonMobil Australia participants have completed an Australian Marine Oil Spill Centre (AMOSC) Core Group workshop.

Altona DoC 2018

Caring is cleaning for Altona Refinery 

27 Nov. 2018

When it came time for Mobil’s annual Day of Caring on Thursday 22 November, the Altona team was more than ready to roll up their sleeves for the CVA’s latest clean up project at Point Gellibrand Coastal Heritage Park in Williamstown.


Driving community warmth

17 July 2018

The team at Yarraville Terminal have provided much-needed funds via its community contributions program to Gateway Community Services.

CVA Newport

Valuable lessons in wetland care 

29 June 2018

Students from Newport Lakes Primary School have experienced the wonderful world of wetlands with the Victorian Wetland Care Education Program.

The landing that helped global aviation take off

20 June 2018

On June 9, 90 years ago pioneer aviator Charles Kingsford Smith, his co-pilot Charles Ulm and two crew, landed his plane, the Southern Cross, on Eagle Farm Race Track in Brisbane completing the first flight across the Pacific Ocean to Australia.

A new home for Pegasus

After more than 13 years in the atrium at ExxonMobil Australia's Southbank office, Pegasus has a new home at Altona Refinery.

Nurturing bright young minds

20 May 2018

The team at Altona Refinery are always eager to engage with the local community and in particular with local children who have surprisingly inquisitive minds.

Kids keep pace with Daniel Ricciardo

In the lead up to the 2018 Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne, Mobil held an exclusive event at the Go Kart Club Victoria circuit with Aston Martin Red Bull Racing’s Daniel Ricciardo and Australia’s 2018 Grid Kids to help inspire the next generation of local racing champions.

Spreading a love of engineering

18 April 2018

As part of a longstanding partnership with Scienceworks, which is located less than a kilometre from our Yarraville Terminal, we sent a team of Mobil ambassadors to assist with the museum’s school holiday program. The program explored the concept, ‘What is the work of an engineer’.

Refinery growth a boost for local economy and employment

16 April 2018

Altona Refinery continues to buck the trend in the local manufacturing industry, increasing local employment in Melbourne’s west and offering strong economic benefits to the local Hobsons Bay and wider Victorian economies.

Surf club support a life saver

1 Feb. 2018

ExxonMobil (‘Mobil’) has continued its support for the Mid Coast Surf Life Saving Group in 2018, assisting with the purchase of new motors for their Inflatable Rescue Boats (IRB).

Men’s Shed visits Birkenhead Terminal

A recent ExxonMobil Australia joint initiative with the Australian Men’s Shed Association (AMSA) provided Men’s Shed participants in South Australia with the opportunity to tour our ‘shed’, the Birkenhead Terminal.

A Christmas Carol

21 Dec. 2017

In a gesture of community goodwill this Christmas, Birkenhead Terminal stepped in to save the Seaside Carols at Semaphore event in Adelaide.

Falling in love with opera

30 Nov. 2017

On November 29, ExxonMobil took a large step forward on its quest to bring the magnificence of opera to a wide audience, with a spectacular Mobil Night at the Opera in the Williamstown Town Hall.

Safely changing Altona’s outlook

On a still day in September, the Altona skyline was changed with the removal of the top of the refinery’s 100-metre Thermofor Catalytic Cracker (TCC).

Keeping our heads in the clouds

20 Nov. 2017

On November 20, the Minister for Tourism, Major Events, Sport and Veteran’s Affairs John Eren visited Melbourne Airport to see a new truck unloading facility and other capacity enhancement projects.

Building leaders for bright future

In addition to providing the energy essential to sustaining our modern way of life, ExxonMobil works in collaboration governments and community organisations to help enhance the quality of life in our neighbourhoods.

David Parkin

Super coach delivers a cup of sage advice

As the mid-winter chills were setting in and AFL teams were vying for the final run up to the top of the ladder, football legend David Parkin went to the Altona Refinery for a hot cup of soup and to dish out some sage advice.


Yarraville’s plan to reduce emissions

Mobil plans to install a new vapour recovery unit at Yarraville Terminal as part of our ongoing investments to improve our fuel refining and supply operations in Melbourne.

New hires

New hires help build refinery’s future

Mobil continues to support the local economy and local jobs, adding seven full-time operators and four operator trainees to the Altona Refinery team so far this year.

Stereo 974

Helping to lift the voice of the west

Good relationships with our neighbours rely on effective communications. This is the approach we adopt at all our sites and this is why Mobil was so pleased to be able to contribute to the voice of western Melbourne, Stereo 974.

Excellence award for Pre-Flash completion

12 May 2017

The successful completion of the Altona Refinery Pre-Flash Project was one of many improvements to our fuel supply logistics recognised at the annual Fuelling Victoria Awards on May 11.

Altona pond

ExxonMobil Australia community survey

ExxonMobil is committed to working cooperatively and openly with stakeholders and communities where we operate. The survey, undertaken every three years, aims to identify community awareness and perceptions of our operations. These insights help us to better understand and respond to local issues or concerns.

The changing skyline

The Altona skyline is about to change with the upcoming removal of the refinery’s Thermofor Catalytic Cracker (TCC).