Port Stanvac Refinery

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Port Stanvac Refinery is located in South Australia
Port Stanvac Refinery
Port Stanvac Refinery
Location of the former Port Stanvac Refinery in South Australia[1]

Port Stanvac Refinery was an oil refinery in the Australian state of South Australia located in Lonsdale, a southern suburb of Adelaide. Its construction was announced in 1958 and began refining crude oil in 1963.[2]

It had a capacity of 3.3 million tons per annum[3] and was owned by Exxon Mobil. The refinery was mothballed in 2003, and in 2009 Exxon Mobil announced its permanent closure and demolition.[4]

The 239 hectare site is being demolished and cleaned up through 2019.[5] The refinery's most prominent structure, the 90-metre chimney, was demolished on 31 January 2014. Mobil will face penalties if the site is not remediated by 2019.[4] The land will be sold in phases.[6]

STANVAC is short for the Standard Vacuum Oil Company, a joint venture between the Socony Vacuum Oil Company of New York and Standard Oil of New Jersey, the latter the predecessor to Exxon Mobil.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Search result for "Port Stanvac Oil Refinery" (Record no SA0040704) with the following layers selected - "Suburbs and Localities" and " Place names (gazetteer)"". Property Location Browser. Government of South Australia. Retrieved 6 June 2016. 
  2. ^ "Mobil history". Exxonmobil.com. 1999-11-30. Retrieved 2012-11-01. 
  3. ^ Remco Van Santen. "Table 1". Chemlink.com.au. Retrieved 2012-11-01. 
  4. ^ a b "Old Stanvac refinery set for demolition - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)". Abc.net.au. 2009-06-25. Retrieved 2012-11-01. 
  5. ^ "Local News | adelaidenow Breaking News | adelaidenow". Southern-times-messenger.whereilive.com.au. Retrieved 2012-11-01. 
  6. ^ "Local News | adelaidenow Breaking News | adelaidenow". Southern-times-messenger.whereilive.com.au. Retrieved 2012-11-01. 

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