A Google search suggests there is still crude and condensate being taken by road to Port Bonython.
What is at this location? Export terminal?
I can see storage tanks and a lot of them but any idea of the volumes?
The tank farm has what appears to be an export terminal outcrop to the water but is devoid of rail link. The water component is called Point Lowly.
Distance between the tank farm and the nearest rail link to the west is not all that far about 20 kms. Making it a cheap option for a rail link which would be on Standard gauge. Why bother when operators like GWA do not chase business which makes sense to.
How much oil is on export from the NT to this location?
The Port Bonython facility is located approx. 18kms North East of Whyalla and is operated by Santos
. (Ownership = Santos 66.6% - Delhi 22.2% - Origin 13.2%)
The facility accepts liquid hydrocarbons in a mixed stream of products sent from Moomba via a 659 kilometre 355 millimetre diameter pipeline.
The processing facility receives a mixture of condensate, crude oil, propane and butane which is processed in distillation towers and molecular sieves to produce various products.
These products, such as naphtha, crude oil, propane and butane, are stored in large tanks before being shipped to customers.
Port Bonython incorporates a 2.4 kilometre jetty for loading of tankers as well as road tanker loading facilities. Approximately 30 ships per year are loaded, with a maximum size tanker of 110,000 tonnes capacity. The majority of LPG produced (approx 70%) is exported via the ship loading facility.https://www.santos.com/what-we-do/activities/south-australia/port-bonython/port-bonython-processing-facility/Edit - Santos also has a 50% interest in the Mereenie oil fields in the Amadeus Basin in the southern Northern Territory