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Tropic Fuels – NMA Free

To our Valued Customers:

Are you concerned with the potential damage to your engines from fuel you are purchasing?

If so, please read the attached customer communication.

To summarize:

NMA – N-Methylaniline – has been added to fuel being sold in the North Queensland region.
Please be assured this is NOT the case at Caltex sites.

NMA can have negative impacts to vehicle engines and as listed in the attached
communication is banned for use in fuels sold in some countries (including Russia and China).

You can be assured that none of the fuels sold at our Tropic sites – as listed below – contain
any NMA that may cause harm to your vehicle’s engine.

  •  Caltex Ayr, 101 Edwards St, Ayr Qld
  •  Caltex Bowen, Bruce Highway Bowen, Qld 4805
  •  Caltex Cairns, 60 Draper Street, Cairns, Qld 4870
  •  Caltex Charters Towers, 262 Gill St, Charters Towers, Qld 4820
  •  Caltex Garbutt, 26 Pilkington Street, Garbutt, Townsville, Qld 4814
  •  Caltex Longreach, 22 Duck Street, Longreach, Qld
  •  Caltex Malanda, 42 James Street, Malanda, Qld 4885
  •  Caltex Pimlico, 13 Palmerston St, Pimlico, Townsville, Qld 4812
  •  Caltex Roseneath, 14 Kiernan St, Roseneath, Townsville, Qld 4811
  •  Caltex Winton, 4 Chirnside St, Winton, Qld 4735

We thank you for your valued custom and look forward to seeing you again soon. You can be
proud to be supporting a true North Queensland company that employs locals and goes the
distance for our customers.

Kind Regards
The Tropic Team

Caltex Communication – Fuel Quality and NMA


We are excited to announce that Caltex Roseneath is now open.  Come in and meet the friendly staff and check out the new store.


Roseneath Open Day

Come along and join us at our grand opening party on Saturday 10th January.  Everyone is invited!  There will heaps of activities on the day, especially for the kids, so come along and bring your family and friends.

WIN A CAR – Winner Drawn!  – 2014

Everyone at Tropic Petroleum would like to say a big Congratulations to Greg Clews. Greg is the winner of Tropic Petroleum’s WIN A CAR Oil Promotion.

Greg’s name was drawn out of the barrel at the Tropic Caltex Kirwan Hot FM live broadcast on Saturday.  Jamie Regan and Andrew Peters from Tropic were there at Mike Carney’s Toyota, along with Ross Donovan, to hand over the keys to Greg’s brand new Toyota Yaris.

Another happy Tropic customer.



Stamford Races – 2014

The Stamford Races has been run and won for 2014.

Tropic Petroleum was again proud to be involved with the Stamford Races and this year (just like the previous year’s) the races drew a huge crowd.

The Stamford Races is not just about horse racing it is much more.

The whole family got involved with the kids competing in foot races and being entertained by the Windy Wizard and the bigger kids competing in the Stockman’s Challenge and Fashions of the Field.

Stamford 2014 - 2
Stamford 2014 - 2
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Canefield Ashes – 26th and 27th APRIL 2014

Tropic Petroleum was again proud to be involved with the Cainfield Ashes held in Home Hill.

This years Ashes was an extra special event with the Home Hill Cricket Club celebrating 100 years, and the Cainfield Ashes it’s 10th year.

Attendance over the weekend was excellent with 26 senior teams and 4 junior team competing.

The winners were:

A Grade: Horny Bulls (who also won the first carnival 10 years ago)
B Grade:  Bloody Huge
C Grade:  Honeycombes J.D.
Social Grade:  Thirsty Rhinos
Junior:  GM

If you would like to know more about the Canefield Ashes go to







Caltex National Truck Network -2014


This useful guide provides the location and features of every site in the Caltex National Truck Network.

April Fuel’s Day – 2014

It may have been the 1st of April but there were no April Fools at Caltex Pimlico.  The cars were lined up on Palmerston St this morning trying to get into Caltex Pimlico and get some cheap fuel.  102.3 4TO FM were on site and on air letting everyone know how cheap E10 and ULP91 petrol was.  We had a lot of people asking us if it was an April Fool’s Joke.  It was no joke.


World’s Greatest Shave – 2014

Tropic joined forces with the NRL Cowboys participating in the Leukaemia Foundation World’s Greatest Shave and were able to raise an amazing total of $22,500 for a worthy cause.

Tropic was pleased to make a donation of $12,500 which helped the team surpass the target of $20,000.

The clippers came out at the Leukaemia Foundation’s Townsville office when Tropic CEO Jamie Regan joined Kostjasyn, Riethmuller and Mitchell in having his head shaved to show his support for the cause.

Tamou lost the big, bushy beard that he started growing prior to last year’s Rugby League World Cup and Sims had his hair coloured Cowboys blue.

Worlds Greatest Shave

Worlds Greatest Shave

Pimlico Boat Promotion – Winner Drawn! – 2014

Luke Read was the lucky winner of the Townsville Marine 3.95meter boat from our Pimlico store. Luke loves fishing and was ecstatic at winning the boat as he doesn’t have one.

Luke Read Boat Winner


To celebrate Tropic Petroleum becoming a Major Sponsor of the North Qld Cowboys, James Tamou dropped into Caltex Pimlico and helped customers fill up their cars and then to top it off gave them $20 cash just for letting him do it.

“It’s exciting for us as a North Queensland business to be an even bigger part of the Cowboys this season,” Tropic CEO Jamie Regan said.
“The club has been great to deal with and we can see the clear advantages of being part of the Cowboys so we’ve decided to upgrade to the major sponsor level this year.
“One of the other bonuses for us is that we have one of Cowboys’ leading players, James Tamou, on board as an ambassador.
“We’re looking forward to working alongside him again this year.”

Toyota Cowboys General Manager – Commercial Steve Mitchell said Tropic’s decision to sign up as a major sponsor was another strong show of support for the North Queensland club.
“To have a company such as Tropic upgrade their partnership with us is fantastic news for the Cowboys and our members and fans,” Mr Mitchell said.


North Queensland Cowboys Community Day – 2014

A good time was had by all at the North Queensland Cowboys Community Day held on Saturday 1st February 2014 and Tropic Petroleum was very happy to be a part of the festivities with our Pass The Ball activity and children lining up to have a go. Tropic Petroleum CEO Jamie Regan said it was great seeing the children having fun with our Pass the Ball activity and it was a good workout for me trying to keep up with them.

It was the biggest crowd yet for Community Day and comes on top of an increase in the Cowboys’ membership numbers compared to the same time in 2013.
Along with the Cowboys coaching staff headed by Paul Green, the 30-player NRL squad was introduced to the fans on stage and then signed autographs and posed for photographs at tables dotted around the indoor venue.

C’mon Cowboys 2014 is our year.


Cowboys Game day Sponsorship  – 2013

Tropic Petroleum was proud to be the game day sponsor of the Cowboys in their clash against the Rabbitohs on Saturday 3rd August.
It was a great match and the Cowboys were able to get up on the night, defeating the Rabbits 30 – 12.

Andrew Peters was all too keen to showcase his acting ability on the big screen with Cowboys prop James Tamou.  Andrew is still waiting on a call from Warner Bros.

Race day sunshine for Stamford

IT was another wonderful day of country racing at Stamford with 36 starters and nine jockeys in attendance on July 6.
The feature race, the Macquarrie Trucks Stamford Cup, was won by the Denise Ballard trained Abdicated ridden by Dan Ballard.

Tropic are a sponsor of the Stamford races and Andrew Paters was at the race day and can be seen below along side the Abbott Memorial Handicap winning horse Outback Elsa.

Andrew Peters alongside the Abbott Memorial Handicap winning horse
Tropic Petroleum Sign

See The North Queensland Register for a full write-up.


The Guardian Angels are participants in the Relay for Life raising funds for the Qld Cancer Council.
They held a raffle at this year’s Burdekin Auto Festival and Tropic donated a fuel voucher to go towards the major prize.

GREENVALE RODEO AND CAMPDRAFT  – 10th, 11th and 12th May 2013

Tropic donated various oils for the Auction that was held on Saturday night to raise funds for improvements and Maintenance for the Greenvale Rodeo and Campdraft grounds.


Parents and Citizens Association Trivia Night 11th May 2013
Tropic proudly sponsored the Giru State School Trivia Night.
The goal was for the P&C Association to raise as much as they could to purchase some new electronic equipment for the School.

THE CANEFIELD ASHES – 23rd – 24th March 2013

The Canefield Ashes is a weekend of cricket held in Home Hill, it is an annual event held by the Home Hill Cricket Club.
The main objective for the weekend is not just to get little kids and big kids outside to have a game of cricket but to raise money for the Qld Cancer Council.

Canefield Ashes

Canefield Ashes


Tropic was a Bronze sponsor at this year’s Burdekin Growers Race Day and the day was a huge success with the rain staying away and over 4500 people walking through the gate.
It was a day for wearing your best suit or dress and having a punt. Jamie, John and Andrew kept a very close eye on the banner in the bar to make sure it wasn’t damaged or stolen, they were so committed to this task that they only left the bar area to go to the loo.

Burdekin Growers
Burdekin Growers