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New fuel supply terminal

Hydrocarbon Engineering,

The Hon. Tom Koutsantonis, MP, South Australian Treasurer and Andrew Brewer, Caltex Australia’s General Manager for supply will preside over the opening of the state’s newest and largest fuel storage terminal at Adelaide’s Outer Harbour. The opening of the 85 million litres Pelican Point facility is owned and operated by Terminals Pty Ltd and represents a 50% increase in South Australia’s storage capacity.

The project represents a combined investment of approximately US$ 100 from Terminals, Caltex and Flinders Ports and includes a new bulk liquids berth and two pipelines.

The details

Through a 25 year lease with the terminal owners, Caltex will supply South Australia with products including regular petrol and diesel, biodiesel and the Vortex range of premium petrol and diesel products. The project includes a new bulk liquids berth and two pipelines to collectively deliver fuel to the terminal at a rate of 2.6 million litres/hr. The facility is designed for further potential expansion in storage capacity, which could reach 135 million litres in stage two and more in any future stages.


Andrew Brewer said: "More than 900 people were employed and 32 contracts issued to finish this project, which is a clear demonstration of Caltex’s commitment to improving fuel supply reliability not just for South Australia but for all our customers right across the nation. This investment adds significant new storage to the Adelaide fuel supply chain and the deeper berthing facilities we need to accommodate larger ships.

"Storage and shipping capacity constraints have contributed to a number of fuel shortages across Adelaide and South Australia over recent years, especially following weather related disruptions to shipping movements into Port Adelaide. This facility is a very clear demonstration of our commitment to South Australia as it grows. We’re investing alongside our customers so that industries such as mining, transport and agriculture can invest in the confidence that they have a safe and reliable supply of fuel."

Adapted from press release by Claira Lloyd.

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