Ethanol upgrade at Caltex's Lytton
August 18, 2008
Caltex has today marked the completion of a major upgrade to its
Lytton fuel distribution terminal to enable more Caltex service
stations in Brisbane and regional Queensland to offer Bio E10
Unleaded petrol with 10 per cent ethanol.
Minister for Tourism, Regional Development and Industry Desley
Boyle launched the new ethanol facilities as fuel tankers lined up
to load Bio E10 Unleaded for distribution throughout
"Ninety-three service stations in the Caltex network in Queensland
and 228 nationwide currently offer Bio E10 Unleaded, and with the
upgraded terminal facilities we will be able to offer more of our
customers in Queensland the choice of using a fuel that reduces
greenhouse gas emissions and reliance on fossil fuels," Caltex
Managing Director & CEO Des King said.
"A new ethanol storage tank has been completed with about 900,000
litres of ethanol storage. Another positive development is that
ethanol will be mixed with unleaded petrol simultaneously through
an inline blending system as tankers are being loaded. This will
significantly decrease the loading time compared with the previous
system utilised at Caltex's smaller Rocklea distribution
"Caltex has invested about $3 million in the upgrade to the Lytton
terminal and has invested in a similar upgrade at its Banksmeadow
terminal in NSW.
"These upgrades are an essential component of our plan to give an
increased number of customers the opportunity to choose between
regular unleaded and petrol with renewable ethanol."
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