(EnergyAsia, April 19 2013, Friday) — Royal Dutch Shell said it has completed the expansion of its Westport Terminal on the west coast of Malaysia with the addition of three new fuel storage tanks and 1.4km of pipelines.

The new facilities are part of the third and final phase of the project which started in May 2011 as part of the company’s plan to meet the growing demand for oil products and fuels in the country.

Located on an 11-hectare site near Port Klang, Westport Terminal comprises jetties, cargo lines, fuel storage tanks and gantry facilities.

Azman Ismail, Shell Malaysia Trading Sdn Bhd’s managing director, said:

“The terminal expansion enables Shell to meet the rapidly growing demand of petroleum products in the Klang Valley while helping to ease the congestion at its existing terminal in Port Dickson and the Klang Valley Distribution Terminal (KVDT). The project demonstrates Shell’s ongoing confidence in the country where our history spans over 120 years.”

Iain Lo, Shell Malaysia chairman said:

“Our continued investment here reflects Shell’s recognition of Malaysia as an attractive long-term investment destination.”

Shell is Malaysia’s leading fuel retailer, supplying fuel to over half a million customers daily at over 900 outlets nationwide.