Caltex to expand WA fuel terminal


Caltex will expand its fuel terminal at Port Hedland in WA to meet demand from the resource sector

August 30, 2010

Fuel manufacturer Caltex will expand its fuel terminal at Port Hedland in Western Australia to meet demand from the resource sector for diesel.

Caltex will install two 20 million litre diesel tanks and a road tanker loading facility and provisions to allow further investment in petrol storage if needed.

Construction is expected to begin next month and be completed late next year.

"We currently have a small presence in supplying diesel to the north west of Australia, however meeting the needs of existing and potential new customers will require additional storage capacity to ensure reliable supply," Caltex’s national distribution manager, Mike Raleigh, says.

"This project will ensure secure, reliable and more cost-efficient supply to our customers for many years to come."

Caltex says the investment will give it a national supply chain and add significant capacity to service the mining and offshore oil and gas industry in the north west of Western Australia.

The new investment follows recent projects to increase Caltex’s presence in Queensland. It commissioned a second hydrotreating unit at its Lytton refinery and a 27 million litre diesel tank at Mackay.

Construction has started on a second 27 million litre diesel tank at Mackay and a second 15 million litre diesel tank at Gladstone to meet the needs of the mining industry.



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