Mobil to expand Adelaide terminal

23 June 2011

  • Mobil to increase fuel storage capacity at Birkenhead (Adelaide) terminal by more than 10% with construction of new 9 million litre diesel tank
  • New tank continues Mobil’s investment in supplying quality fuels to South Australia and underpins Birkenhead’s position as the largest volume petrol, diesel and jet fuel terminal in the State
  • Construction is expected to take approximately 12 months

Melbourne: ExxonMobil Australia Pty Ltd subsidiary Mobil Oil Australia Pty Ltd (“Mobil”) announced plans to commence construction of a new 9 million litre diesel fuel tank at the joint Mobil/Shell owned Birkenhead fuel terminal in Adelaide. 

Mobil's facility at Birkenhead is one of three key fuel distribution terminals operated by Mobil in South-Eastern Australia and is a principal point of supply into South Australia.  Mobil Birkenhead currently handles the greatest annual volume of petrol, diesel and aviation fuels of any terminal in South Australia and this new tank will increase the overall storage capacity of the terminal by more than 10 percent.

Construction of the new 9 million litre tank is expected to take approximately 12 months to complete and will commence following receipt of local planning approvals.

Mobil Birkenhead has extensive road and rail loading gantries which support the distribution of product throughout Adelaide and surrounds, to farther regions of the State, and into areas of NSW and Central Australia.

This new tank adds to Mobil’s investment of over $20 million in its Australian fuel terminal infrastructure since 2008.

The Birkenhead terminal is operated by Mobil on behalf of joint owners Mobil and Shell and occupies 15 hectares of land between Victoria Road and Elder Road, Port Adelaide.  Mobil has been making significant investments at the terminal in recent years to ensure that it can continue to operate reliably and in an environmentally responsible manner well into the future.   

Media contact: Alan Bailey ph: 03 9270 3124