Fuel firm on warpath with Alice upgrades Katherine site


2491 United Katherine 1By ERWIN CHLANDA
A fuel company that threatened to turn its back on Alice Springs says it will be opening a servo in Katherine today.
United Petroleum’s national marketing manager, Andrew English, says his company’s redeveloped site there includes the first Pie Face Restaurant in the NT “with artisan roasted coffee” and “clean and comfortable amenities with bathroom facilities”.
While at Katerine Mayor Fay Miller will be officiating at the opening, three proposed projects in Alice are subject to a wrangle with the town council here.
Mr English says United Petroleum is an independent, 100% Australian owned company specialising in “fuel importation and ethanol manufacturing generating employment for more than 2,500 Australians.
“The United Dalby Bio-Refinery in the Darling Downs region is Australia’s first grain-to-ethanol production facility, and manufactures the ethanol for United’s E10 and E85 Fuels.”
He says United has over 400 retail service stations and unmanned locations nationally.


  1. Any new business in Alice Springs will only help the town grow. The Alice Springs Town Council should do everything for the benefit of the town to make sure United builds these new service stations, and not hold grudges.
    Alice Springs is suffering with high prices in particular, to fly from Adelaide to Alice. In my view the NT minister needs to step in and investigate the council objections.
    In the interest of the people of Alice Springs, the Town council needs to take a serious look at these type of projects that help the town.

  2. Maybe the council want to forget their big plans and get the little ones working first, especially the ones that aren’t using public moneys.


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