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Gippsland Blend

Production and handling
Gippsland crude is produced offshore in Bass Strait, south east Australia. Production began in early 1970s and is currently ~50kbd. ExxonMobil and BHP each hold 50% equity. ExxonMobil is the Operator.

Load Port Data
The crude is loaded at the Long Island Point Terminal, Westernport (38Deg 20'S, 145Deg 15'E).

  • Max DWT 150,000 KT
  • Max draft 15.8 metres
  • Max loading rate 53,000 bbl/hr

Characteristics
Gippsland crude is a high quality, extra light, low sulphur crude. It has high quality naphtha and gas oil, along with a low yield of vacuum resid.

  • Gravity (API) 54.3
  • Sulfur 0.06%

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