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AIP Media Statement - Petrol Colour Change

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The Australian Institute of Petroleum (AIP) in conjunction with petrol manufacturing and importing member companies have agreed to amend the colour range specification of all unleaded petrol grades (excluding Low Aromatic Fuel used in regulated communities) through the removal of dye.  This…
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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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…
Energy White Paper

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On 8 November 2012, the Australian Government released the 'Energy White Paper - Australia's Energy Transformation'. The 2012 Energy White Paper sets out the Australian Government's strategic policy framework to guide Australia's energy transformation to a cleaner and more productive energy economy…
Catalyst fact sheet

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In 2008, the Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism (DRET), on behalf of NOSEC, undertook a Liquid Fuel Emergency Simulation Exercise – 'Catalyst 2008'. The aim of 'Catalyst 2008' was to test the emergency preparedness of the Commonwealth State and Territory Governments and industry to manage…
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,…
National Energy Security Assessment , National Energy Security Assessment

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The NESA identifies the current strategic energy security issues in the liquid fuels, natural gas and electricity sectors, and those posing a potential risk in short term, medium term and longer term. The Government has indicated that the NESA will provide a key input into the development of future…
Liquid fuels vulnerability assessment , Liquid fuels vulnerability assessment

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In 2009 and 2011, ACIL Tasman was engaged by the Federal Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism (DRET) to examine Australia's current level of liquid fuel vulnerability and significant trends which may affect this over the short, medium and longer term. The Liquid Fuel Vulnerability…
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…

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Self-sufficiency in transport fuels is not necessary for supply security Security of supply is the result of resilient and efficient supply chains and robust risk management – it is not about self-sufficiency or independence from markets. There are 3 critical elements of any strategy to…