(EnergyAsia, June 28 2011, Tuesday) — Exxon Mobil said it and Shell will expand their jointly-owned Birkenhead storage terminal in Adelaide in South Australia by more than 10% with the construction of a new nine-million-litre diesel tank.

Exxon Mobil did not say how much the project would cost when completed next June to bolster Birkenhead as the largest terminal for storing and handling gasoline, jet fuel and diesel in the state.

Operated by Mobil on behalf of the joint owners, the terminal occupies a 15-hectare plot between Victoria Road and Elder Road at Port Adelaide.

Since 2008, Exxon Mobil said its subsidiary has invested more than A$20 million in its Australian fuel terminal infrastructure. (US$1=A$0.95).

“Mobil Birkenhead has extensive road and rail loading gantries which support the distribution of product throughout Adelaide and surrounds, to farther regions of the state, and into areas of New South Wales and central Australia,” said Exxon Mobil.