Caltex introduces new fuel supply
chain for Tasmania
09 July 2010
Caltex is now the main supplier of petroleum products to
Tasmanian service stations and industry. The company has
successfully introduced new shipping arrangements and at the same
time widened customer choice of fuels at Caltex service
"Last week, Caltex's Alexander Spirit became the first ship from
the company to visit the state in two decades," said Caltex General
Manager Supply and Distribution Ken James. "Fuel from this shipment
has been successfully unloaded into Caltex's Hobart terminal and is
now flowing to service stations.
"Caltex will now supply much of Tasmania's petrol, diesel and
jet fuel needs, replacing Shell."
The 40,000 tonne Alexander Spirit is operated for Caltex by
Teekay Corporation and is run by Australian seafarers. Products
will be produced at Caltex's Sydney and Brisbane refineries and
shipped to Tasmania.
"The Alexander Spirit was built in 2007 and meets the latest
safety standards," said Mr James. "We believe the combination of
this modern petroleum product tanker with fuel production from
Caltex's two Australian refineries will usher in a new era of
reliability and safety for Tasmanian fuel supply."
Caltex will be delivering about 34 million litres of fuel every
three weeks into Hobart and Devonport. Caltex has significantly
upgraded its fuel storage facilities within the Hobart terminal and
has undertaken additional investments at its service stations to
enable the introduction of new Caltex premium fuels to the
"Tasmanians now have the choice of two new Caltex premium fuels,
Vortex 98 Premium Unleaded and Vortex Premium Diesel," said Fuels
Marketing Manager Grant Perris. "These products will be available
at selected Caltex and Caltex Woolworths retail sites across the
state and will expand the range of premium fuels available to
Tasmanian motorists and bulk customers."
For more information on Caltex's Vortex premium fuels and
service station locations, visit www.caltex.com.au
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