Caltex has proposed that federal and state governments, together with industry and other stakeholders, should implement an integrated strategy.
Of the 45 major hazards facilities in Victoria, Newport is one of the very few to have no WorkSafe conditions attached to its licence to operate.
The new 27 million litre diesel tank at the Caltex terminal in Mackay will significantly improve the company’s ability to service the booming mining industry centred round the Bowen Basin.
Gary brings substantial oil industry experience plus a reputation for creative thinking to the job – a potent mix as Caltex resets its direction.
A long-term survey aimed at employees working with petroleum products has helped pay a major role in influencing industry safety standards.
The recent turnaround and inspection of Lytton’s hydrogen units was completed under budget and was injury-free.
Caltex Star Marts have a fresh new face as part of a brand refresh – the first in 14 years.
The rollout of Caltex’s 21CC Star Mart convenience stores is gaining pace across Australia with the first in WA now open and two more in Queensland.
A new pay at the pump system has been introduced across the Caltex Woolworth’s network.
Business is booming for the industrial division of Direct Sales which has won several multi-million dollar contracts to supply diesel for power generation in the top half.
Caltex now has a dedicated sales team focusing solely on this segment.
Caltex has been appointed to operate a joint venture safety program called the Safe Load Program which manages the driver accredited training and Pass-2-Load programs previously run the Australian Institute of Petroleum.
Ethanol and biodiesel have been a highly visible – albeit small – part of the fuels mix in Australia for some years now. Clearly there is significant growth potential in these renewable, lower-carbon fuels, and they are here to stay.
In a carbon-constrained world, oil prices will inevitably climb just as surely as oil supplies will inevitably diminish.
This means that the role for biofuels in meeting energy needs is likely to grow in importance. New technologies to produce biofuels from“lignocellulosic” sources such as algae, discussed in this issue of The Star, are especially exciting.
This is good news for Caltex, which actively seeks new business opportunities. We are already Australia’s leading supplier of biofuels blends to retail and commercial customers, and see potential commercial upside in them in future.
However, what the still-fledgling industry needs is a clear, coherent policy framework in which to operate and prosper. At present there is none. Without appropriate government policies in place the biofuels industry may struggle to reach its potential.
That’s why we are proposing that Australian governments, in conjunction with industry and other interested parties, adopt a proactive policy framework that encourages the orderly, continued development of biofuels.
Our proposed framework is practical and achievable. The enclosed TalkingPoint contains a snapshot summary and more information is available in The Star.