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Yarraville Terminal

Fuel terminals

ExxonMobil operates fuel distribution terminals in Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide and has access to fuel terminals in other locations to support our reliable supply of high-quality Mobil fuel in every state of Australia.

Birkenhead Terminal

Operating from Port Adelaide since May 1925, ExxonMobil's Birkenhead Terminal stores and distributes petrol, diesel and aviation fuel for the South Australian market.

The terminal receives refined products by ship from ExxonMobil's regional supply network. Since 1994 ExxonMobil has operated the fuel storage and truck load-out facilities at Birkenhead jointly with Shell, who supply their own refined products by ship into the terminal.

Fuels are distributed from Birkenhead by road and rail tanker. Every year over 1.4 billion litres of product, a significant proportion of South Australia's demand, is delivered through distributors and contractors to customers in metropolitan and regional parts of the State.

The terminal houses large refined product storage tanks with a storage capacity of approximately 77 million litres. At the terminal's truck fill stand up to five trucks can be loaded simultaneously with the various fuels stored at the terminal.

Birkenhead Terminal operates seven days a week, 24 hours a day.

Birkenhead Terminal
Photo — Birkenhead Terminal

Silverwater Terminal

Operating since 1979, the Silverwater Terminal is located in the suburbs of Sydney, New South Wales, approximately 18 kilometres west of the city centre. Located on around 4.5 hectares of land the terminal stores and distributes petrol and diesel for the Sydney metropolitan and regional New South Wales market.

The terminal is owned by Sydney Metropolitan Pipeline (SMP), a 40/60 joint venture between Mobil Oil Australia and Caltex Australia, with Mobil as the operator.

Silverwater Terminal receives its refined products by pipeline from Caltex's Kurnell Refinery in Sydney or imported from interstate or overseas via fuel terminals in Port Botany.

The terminal has large refined product storage tanks with a bulk fuel storage capacity of around 42 million litres. The terminal also supplies E10 ethanol-blend petrol and B5 biodiesel-blend diesel. Up to six trucks can be loaded simultaneously at truck fill stands with fuels stored in the terminal.

Silverwater Terminal operates 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.

Silverwater Terminal
Photo — Silverwater Terminal

Yarraville Terminal

Located on the banks of the Yarra River, in the western suburbs of Melbourne, the Yarraville Terminal has operated since 1926.

The Yarraville Terminal is ExxonMobil's fuels distribution terminal for petrol, diesel, and aviation fuel and heating oil in Victoria. Ethanol-blended petrol is also supplied from the terminal.

ExxonMobil operates the fuel storage and truck load-out facilities at the terminal in joint ownership with BP. The terminal houses large refined product storage tanks with a storage capacity of 120 million litres. These tanks are used for bulk storage of fuel products arriving from Mobil's Altona Refinery and Shell's Geelong Refinery (via pipeline) and from overseas/interstate (via ship). At the tank truck fill stand, up to eight trucks can be loaded simultaneously with various fuels stored in the terminal.

The Yarraville Terminal handles just under 3 billion litres of refined fuel products each year, that are supplied to customers throughout Victoria and in some parts of South Australia and Southern New South Wales. This equates to approximately 8 million litres per day.

In line with Victorian regulatory requirements, the Yarraville Terminal is registered as a Major Hazard Facility because it stores and handles large quantities of flammable products. The site operates under an environmental licence issued by the Environment Protection Authority (EPA).

Yarraville Terminal operates seven days a week, 24 hours a day.

Yarraville Terminal
Photo — Yarraville Terminal

Community hotline

Yarraville Terminal has a 24-hour community hotline which residents and community members can call to get information about the refinery at any time. The number is 9286 5112.

SMS notification for local residents

Yarraville Terminal operates a system which sends an SMS to registered local community members in the event of an issue at the terminal which may cause concern. Local residents only can register to receive messages from the terminal by downloading the form and sending it to: Mobil Yarraville Terminal, Community Relations, PO Box 400, Melbourne VIC 3001.

Yarraville jet pipeline project

Mobil Oil Australia is currently seeking regulatory approval to install a new pipeline that will connect Yarraville Terminal to the Somerton Pipeline in Hall Street, Newport. The new pipeline will allow Mobil to transport jet fuel from Yarraville Terminal through to Melbourne Airport via the existing Somerton Pipeline.

Mobil has a number of milestones to reach before construction of this pipeline can commence, including obtaining regulatory approval. Subject to achieving these milestones, construction could commence in early 2015 and is expected to take up to 12 months to complete.

Mobil intends to construct the new pipeline adjacent to existing fuel pipelines which run through land owned by the Port of Melbourne Corporation along the Yarra River and then under Douglas Parade and along Burleigh Street and Hall Street. These areas are already established corridors for pipeline operation and this will minimise the need to acquire or disturb new land or inconvenience the surrounding community.

Throughout the project, we will continue to communicate with landowners and occupiers affected by our works and ensure that the work is completed safely and efficiently and with minimal impact on local stakeholders and the environment.

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