Caltex South-East Queensland diesel supply
April 15, 2008
Caltex is experiencing a period of tight diesel supplies in
South-East Queensland as the result of urgent unplanned maintenance
repairs required on a major diesel processing plant at the
company's Lytton refinery.
Supplies of diesel to the market are expected to return to normal
by the end of the month.
Every effort is being made to bring diesel from interstate and
overseas to help allow limited supplies to be maintained from the
Lytton distribution terminal.
Road tankers are taking fuel from the company's terminal at
Newcastle in New South Wales to service stations in South-East
Queensland. Some diesel is being trucked from Gladstone to service
stations north of Brisbane. A diesel import cargo has been
purchased to arrive at Lytton before month-end.
Supplies of diesel to service stations are being allocated on the
basis of a limited percentage of the sites' usual requirements.
This will mean that from time to time some Caltex branded service
stations may be without diesel for a few hours until the next
delivery can be made.
Petrol supplies have not been affected.
"Caltex sincerely apologises to all our customers affected by this
shortage," said Caltex Managing Director and CEO Des King. "We are
doing everything possible to overcome the situation as quickly as
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