Esso Birmingham Terminal

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Esso Birmingham Terminal
Esso Birmingham Terminal.jpg
General information
TypeOil storage depot
LocationErdington, West Midlands
AddressWood Lane
West Midlands
Coordinates52°30′30″N 1°50′27″W / 52.5084°N 1.8409°W / 52.5084; -1.8409Coordinates: 52°30′30″N 1°50′27″W / 52.5084°N 1.8409°W / 52.5084; -1.8409

Esso Birmingham Terminal is a wholesale diesel and petroleum supply terminal located next to the Fort Shopping Park, on Wood Lane in Erdington, Birmingham, UK.[1] The site is also adjacent to the A47 Fort Parkway, otherwise known locally as the 'Heartlands Spine Road'.[2]

Opened in 1962, the site consists of 17 fuel storage tanks, with a combined capacity of 50,000m³, operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.[3] The site used to be serviced by both rail and road up until the mid 2000s, however the rail connection beneath Fort Parkway has now been severed.

In 1994, it was discovered that a major fuel theft had taken place on the pipeline between the Birmingham Terminal, Birmingham Airport and Esso's oil refinery in Fawley, Southampton. The pipeline had been breached near to an industrial unit in West Wellow, Romsey.[4][5]

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  1. ^ "Esso UK Wholesale Fuels Brochure" (PDF). Retrieved 22 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Birmingham Heartlands Spine Road Gets Go Ahead". Retrieved 23 March 2019. Construction News, 5 Jan 1990
  3. ^ "Esso UK Wholesale Fuels Brochure" (PDF). Retrieved 22 March 2019.
  4. ^ "Tapping device found on Esso pipeline after fuel theft". Retrieved 22 March 2019. BBC News, 22 April 2014
  5. ^ "Birmingham Airports Oil Pipeline Closed Down by Fuel Theft". Retrieved 22 March 2019. Express and Star, 22 April 2014

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