The NOSEC is a committee of the Ministerial Council on Energy (MCE) and provides the main executive channel through which Commonwealth and State Governments formulate their overall management response to a national liquid fuel emergency.
The task of the NOSEC is to ensure that the Federal Minister for Resources, Energy & Tourism and the MCE receives relevant advice and information on issues confronting national supply of crude oil and petroleum products.
NOSEC manages the National Liquid Fuel Emergency Response Plan (NLFERP) which details how Australian governments would respond to a fuel disruption with national implications.
NOSEC also fulfils the role of National Emergency Sharing Organisation, which is an ongoing requirement of Australia's membership of the International Energy Agency (IEA).
NOSEC comprises representatives from the Commonwealth (chair), the states/territories and the downstream petroleum industry – including AIP, Viva Energy, ExxonMobil, Caltex, BP and Woolworths.
AIP and its member companies are active participants in NOSEC and in all NOSEC discussions support a strong market based approach to responding to any fuel supply emergency, and that maximum use is made of existing commercial and business practices along the supply chain.