BP invests in mining region

BP has invested more than $50 million to improve its infrastructure and service to customers within the Pilbara region. The announcement that two new diesel storage tanks have been built and commissioned at BP’s Port Hedland Fuel Terminal cements the company’s position as operator of the largest fuel storage facility in the Pilbara region.

The new diesel storage tanks have increased BP’s own fuel storage capacity from 42 million litres to 66 million litres. BP also manages storage for many key customers across the Pilbara.

“BP is the largest supplier of fuel to Australia’s mining and industrial sector and our ongoing investment in infrastructure is a sign of our commitment to continue to provide reliable fuel supplies to our customers and to the mining sector,” said President of BP Australasia, Paul Waterman.

“We have been in Port Hedland for the last 50 years and this new infrastructure is just one element of the continuing development of our customer fuel offer in the Pilbara region.”

The next phase of the $50 million investment at Port Hedland will be upgrades to the terminal’s truck loading gantry system which is due for completion later this month. When fully commissioned, BP says it will improve truck loading times and further improve its customer service.

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