(EnergyAsia, September 22 2011, Thursday) — Shell Malaysia has officially opened its newly refurbished Westport oil terminal in Pulau Indah in Port Klang on the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia.

Located on a 25-acre site, the terminal helps serve more than half a million of Shell’s customers at over 900 retail sites nationwide.

Last December, Shell Malaysia Trading Sdn Bhd began refurbishing the terminal after signing an agreement to lease it from Westports Malaysia Sdn Bhd. It completed the refurbishment work in May 2011, enabling Shell to operate round-the-clock to deliver 1.67 million litres of fuel per day or 36,000 tonnes per month.

Azman Ismail, managing director of Shell Malaysia Trading Sdn Bhd and Shell Timur Sdn Bhd, said the terminal will enhance the company’s ability to meet the country’s growing demand for fuels while strengthening its position as a leading oil retailer.