Dutch Oil Company [c.1897-1981] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Dutch Oil Company [c.1897-1981]

Current condition: 
Demolished / No longer exists
Date Place completed: 
c.1897-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)
Date Place demolished: 
c.1981-12-31 (Month, Day are approximate)

It had a pier that was clear to see in old photos of North Point.

It gave its name to today's Oil Street, which runs along the side of this site.

Photos that show this place


On the other or eastern side of the [Causeway Bay] the Royal Dutch Petroleum Co., Lankat, have already constructed oil tanks, a tin-can factory, store rooms, and a landing wharf. Dwelling houses for the Company’s workpeople are now covering both sides of the road from North Point towards Causeway Bay.

Legco, 1897


I've set the demolition date to 1981, as the Shell website writes:

... the old North Point depot decommissioned in 1981 ...

A kerosene depot was established here in 1897  


To expand on Herostratus's link, it refers to point 31 in the 1897 PWD AR: "Satisfactory evidence of the progress of the Colony as an industrial centre is afforded by the establishment of the new Kerosene Depot at North Point, the capacity of which is already being largely increased, and by..."

I've set the completion date to c.1897.