Esso Australia Pty Ltd
The ExxonMobil Australia group has been operating in Australia since 1895.
Opened in 1970, the Long Island Point plant, situated near Hastings, 75 kilometres south-east of Melbourne, plays a vital role in the Bass Strait production line.
Long Island Point carries out the final stage in the processing of the gas liquids (ethane, propane and butane) and stores crude oil prior to distribution to refineries in Australia and overseas.
The 158 hectare site houses three gas liquids fractionation trains, nineteen pressurized Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG - propane and butane) storage vessels, seven refrigerated atmospheric pressure LPG storage tanks, eight crude oil storage tanks, an LPG truck loading terminal and a jetty for loading LPG and crude oil onto ships. There is also a laboratory, warehouse, workshop and administration building.
In line with Victorian regulatory requirements, Long Island Point is registered as a Major Hazard Facility because it stores, handles, and processes large quantities of flammable products.
Each year LPG is shipped to customers across the Asia-Pacific region. Crude is also shipped to customers, mostly in Australia. Pipes for the various products run down the jetty to extendable loading arms which are attached securely to the tankers' manifold.
Personnel at Long Island Point are committed to achieving and maintaining excellence in environmental care throughout operations with a focus on emissions reductions, water conservation and oil spill prevention.