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A full list of AIP media releases. , MEDIA RELEASES 2021 The Colour of Australian Unleaded Petrol Grades is Evolving: AIP Technical Market Update MEDIA RELEASES 2020 AIP Statement on Fuel Security Plan MEDIA RELEASES 2019…
Supply Reliability

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AIP has produced a new publication – Maintaining Supply Security and Reliability for Liquid Fuels in Australia – which provides a factual overview of the liquid fuels market and supply chain in Australia. It also details the key factors influencing the secure and reliable supply of liquid fuels to…

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There is an extensive range of Federal, State/Territory and Local government regulations and legislation applying to refineries and businesses operating in the downstream petroleum industry. Some of the key regulations are outlined below. Formal Price Monitoring On 17 December 2007, under…

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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…

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Liquid Fuel Supply Security and Reliability The Australian liquid fuel supply chain has considerable span and diversity. It includes crude and petroleum product shipments into and around Australia, refinery throughput, bulk fuel storage tanks, extensive terminal and distribution networks, over…

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All fuel users need to analyse and understand their own fuel use and to consider how best to manage the potential impacts of reduced fuel supply Many larger fuel users only hold limited stocks on the expectation that stocks will be held by fuel suppliers, or indeed governments will intervene…

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Petroleum is a complex mixture of organic liquids called crude oil and natural gas, which occurs naturally in the ground and was formed millions of years ago. Crude oil varies from oilfield to oilfield in colour and composition, from a pale yellow low viscosity liquid to heavy black 'treacle'…
Report into Australia's Maritime Petroleum Supply Chain

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In 2013, Hale and Twomey was engaged by the Federal Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism (DRET) to examine and report on the maritime supply chain and the key role it plays in Australia's petroleum supply chain. The report considers how the maritime supply chain operates for Australia and…
Oil Supply Emergencies and the IEA Response System

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The International Energy Agency (IEA) is the energy forum for 28 industrialised countries, founded in 1974 (see www.aip.com.au/pricing/iea.htm). IEA member country governments are committed to taking joint measures to meet oil supply emergencies. They also have agreed to share energy information,…
The Oil Refining Industry and Supply Security

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On 5 February 2013 the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Economics tabled its Report on 'Australia's Oil Refinery Industry', following the Committee's inquiry in 2012. The Inquiry was conducted in relation to claims and concerns being raised about the viability of Australia's oil…