Wednesday, 15 October 2008

Clyde. Shell refinery to shut down

Shell's Clyde refinery will shut down its refining process units for an indefinite period, at the end of November. The company does not expect the decision to have any impact on the supply of fuel products to customers; all supplies would be imported. No jobs would be lost as a result of the refinery temporarily operating in full-import mode. The decision follows extensive and ongoing maintenance work to address unplanned outages at the refinery that have disrupted operations throughout the last 12 months, the company said.


Parramatta. Growth of bus services

The Parramatta-based, ComfortDelGro Cabcharge Pty Ltd (CDC), the second-largest operator of commuter buses in NSW, expects growth to increase 15 per cent to 30 per cent, depending on the route. In 2005, the company ran 60 buses along the M2; today the number is 166. Overall, the number of buses has increased from 612 to 880. CDC is a joint venture between Singapore-based ComfortDelGro Corporation, a Spanish company, and Cabcharge Australia, which has 49 per cent share. The venture was established in October 2005 to purchase loss-making bus company, Westbus, from National Express and the Bosnjak family.