DIESEL supplies reduced in S.E. Qld

Submitted: Wednesday, Apr 16, 2008 at 11:27
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Refiner Caltex Australia Ltd. Announced on Tuesday that diesel supplies in the southeast of Queensland state have been reduced due to a small leak in a column in the diesel hydrotreating unit at the company's Lytton refinery.
"Supplies of diesel to the market are expected to return to normal by the end of the month," Caltex said in a statement. "Every effort is being made to bring diesel from interstate and overseas to help allow limited supplies to be maintained."
A Caltex spokeswoman said no diesel had been produced since early in the month because of the maintenance work. The refinery produces about 109,000 barrels of product a day, of which about 30%, or 33,000 barrels, are diesel.
"Road tankers are taking fuel from the company's terminal at Newcastle in New South Wales to service stations in South-East Queensland," Caltex said. "Some diesel is being trucked from Gladstone to service stations north of Brisbane and a diesel import cargo has been purchased to arrive at Lytton before month-end."
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Reply By: Isuzumu - Wednesday, Apr 16, 2008 at 12:36

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2008 at 12:36
Will be interesting to see what happens to the price!!!!

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Follow Up By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Wednesday, Apr 16, 2008 at 13:28

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2008 at 13:28
You think it may go down? LOL ! Michael
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Reply By: Wizard1 - Wednesday, Apr 16, 2008 at 12:52

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2008 at 12:52
All this will cause is panic buying.
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Follow Up By: Member - Kevin J (QLD) - Wednesday, Apr 16, 2008 at 13:25

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2008 at 13:25
Already has. The police were on duty at the Nambour Caltex this morning to control the crowd. Most were driving petrol cars but had not read or heard the message fully.

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Follow Up By: Member - Coyote (QLD) - Wednesday, Apr 16, 2008 at 13:43

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2008 at 13:43
would have been real funny if they all pannicked and filled their cars with diesel.. hehehe although it would have made th ematter worse as they all had to have their tanks drained etc..
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Reply By: ben_gv3 - Wednesday, Apr 16, 2008 at 14:07

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2008 at 14:07
"Supplies of diesel to the market are expected to return to normal by the end of the month,"

You mean just after the Anzac Long weekend. What a coincidence. Not that I'm being cynical or anything.
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Follow Up By: Member - Cruiser (NSW) - Wednesday, Apr 16, 2008 at 16:54

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2008 at 16:54
Yes you are. LOL
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Reply By: Holden4th - Wednesday, Apr 16, 2008 at 18:15

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2008 at 18:15
Thank God I'm forced to be with BP!
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Reply By: Member - Andrew (QLD) - Wednesday, Apr 16, 2008 at 18:55

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2008 at 18:55
I might be forced to go with LPG now....LOL.

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