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Monday 12 May 2014  

Altona Refinery invests $9.5 million in pipeline safety

  • Recently commissioned new surge prevention devices enhance safety and reliability of its crude oil pipeline operations
  • During the last five years, ExxonMobil has invested more than $300 million in maintenance and other improvements

ExxonMobil recently invested $9.5 million to improve the safety of pipeline operations at its Altona Refinery. The project involved installing surge prevention infrastructure on the refinery’s crude oil pipeline, which originates at its Gellibrand Marine Facility in Williamstown.

“ExxonMobil’s $9.5 million investment in surge prevention devices for the Altona Refinery’s crude oil pipeline will help to improve the safety and reliability of our pipeline operations,” said Altona Refinery Manager, Andrew Warrell.

The surge prevention devices are designed to help manage variations in pressure which can occur as crude oil travels along the pipeline.

“The crude oil pipeline is an essential part of our overall operations and regional transport infrastructure at Altona,” said Warrell.

During the last five years, ExxonMobil has invested more than $300 million in maintenance and other improvements at Altona Refinery.

“A number of factors, including global crude oil markets and past investment decisions have combined to uniquely position Altona Refinery as a thriving business that continues to defy Australia’s tough manufacturing environment,” said Andrew.

“ExxonMobil is committed to the Altona Refinery’s ongoing operations. This latest investment in pipeline safety is just one example of our commitment to continually improving the refinery’s efficiency, reliability and safety.”

Mobil Refining Australia Pty Ltd (“Mobil”) is a subsidiary of ExxonMobil Australia Pty Ltd.

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