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July 22, 2014

Mitsubishi Corporation Launches Diesel Business in Australia
~Commences diesel supply, sales and distribution with a new diesel import terminal at Port Bonython in South Australia~

Mitsubishi Corporation (Mitsubishi) is pleased to announce it will establish a diesel import terminal at Port Bonython in South Australia. The terminal will be the foundation for Mitsubishi to launch a diesel fuel import, sales and distribution business in Australia which it expects to show robust growth on the back of increasing demand in energy, resource, transport and industrial sectors.
In January 2013, Petro Diamond Australia Pty Ltd, Mitsubishi’s wholly owned subsidiary established in January 2012 as an Australian petroleum business entity, acquired Port Bonython Fuels Pty Ltd (PBF). PBF subsequently invited Coogee Chemicals Pty Ltd, which has a wealth of knowledge and proven success in the business in Australia, to participate as a shareholder and operating partner of the new PBF terminal. Through its involvement in the fuel supply, sales and distribution business, Mitsubishi will strengthen its petroleum trading functions and create greater synergies, while further expanding value chains throughout the business.
With a proven track record of long-term strategic investments in Australia, the company’s largest investment destination, Mitsubishi remains committed to Australia. PBF will therefore leverage Mitsubishi's vast network and its expertise in the fuel procurement to provide customers with a competitive and reliable supply of the highest quality diesel products.
As a key piece of future energy supply infrastructure, the PBF terminal has been developed in close collaboration with and keenly supported by the South Australian Government. It’s establishment in close proximity to the main sources of demand in northeastern South Australia will provide improved capacity for responding to the customer needs as well as the increased supply options in the domestic diesel market and overall enhance energy security in Australia, playing a role in creating significant employment for the local community in South Australia, especially during the construction phase.
The final design and construction phase of the terminal shall commence this quarter, with the commencement of commercial operation targeted around the 2nd quarter of 2016.
【Schematic Chart of the Project】
【Location of Port Bonython】
【Photo of PBF Terminal】
About PBF Terminal
Location                            :Whyalla, South Australia, Australia
Construction                      :Pipe-rack above the jetty, Pipelines,3 Tanks(each 27kkl), Lorry gantries etc.
Construction Period           :circa. 22 months
Construction Cost              :circa. AUD 110 mil
Operation Startup Timing   :2nd quarter of 2016
About Coogee Chemicals
Location of Head Office   :Lot 4, Patterson Road, Kwinana Beach,
West Australia 6167, Australia
Overview                            :A diversified manufacturer of Chemicals & a major Petroleum and 
Chemical Tank Terminal operator in Australia.
Representative                   :Tim Martin, Managing Director
Establishment                    :1971
Employee                          :circa.400 people
Website                             :
About Mitsubishi Corporation
Location of Head Office   :2-3-1, Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Overview                           :A global integrated business enterprise that develops and operates businesses across virtually every industry including industrial finance, energy, metals, machinery, chemicals, living essentials and environmental business.
Representative                  :Ken Kobayashi, President, Chief Executive Officer
Establishment                    :1st April, 1950
Employee                           :68,383 (Consolidated, as of the end of March, 2014)
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