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Downstream Petroleum

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AIP produces a publication "Downstream Petroleum" on the state of the Australian downstream petroleum industry and its financial performance. The report provides a concise overview of recent developments in petroleum refining and marketing in Australia and the Asian region. The report highlights…

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A full list of 'At a Glance' industry factsheets. , At a Glance: The Changing Trend in Automotive LPG Use in Australia Shifting consumer preferences, as well as economic and policy changes, have seen the demand for LPG powered vehicles and LPG fuel decline sharply in recent years. Proceed to factsheet   , At a Glance: Current Fuel Prices Understanding the relationship between market prices is important to understanding the fuels market in Australia. Proceed to factsheet , At a Glance: AIP's Role in the Downstream Petroleum Industry The Australian Institute of Petroleum (AIP) was formed in 1976 to promote industry self-regulation and an effective dialogue between the oil industry, government and the community. It replaced a number of other organisations including…, At a Glance: How are Petrol Prices Determined in Australia? Fuel prices around the world are largely determined by regional markets and the benchmark prices and government taxes applying in those markets. Proceed to factsheet , At a Glance: Australian Refineries Support Better Fuels Australian refineries have long supported orderly transitions to better fuel standards where a community benefit has been demonstrated in terms of health and environmental outcomes, and where the cost impacts on refineries and consumers can…, At a Glance: Australian Oil Refineries Australian oil refineries make a significant contribution to the economy and local communities, and support our key export industries and supply security. They play a major role in Australia’s fuel supply chain, producing around half of the transport fuels…
At a Glance: How are Petrol Prices Determined in Australia?

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Fuel prices around the world are largely determined by regional markets and the benchmark prices and government taxes applying in those markets.
At a Glance: AIP's Role in the Downstream Petroleum Industry

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The Australian Institute of Petroleum (AIP) was formed in 1976 to promote industry self-regulation and an effective dialogue between the oil industry, government and the community. It replaced a number of other organisations including the Petroleum Information Bureau that had been operating in…
At a Glance: Australian Oil Refineries

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Australian oil refineries make a significant contribution to the economy and local communities, and support our key export industries and supply security. They play a major role in Australia’s fuel supply chain, producing around half of the transport fuels needed every day.

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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…

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AIP member companies provide very reliable supplies of fuel to the Australian market and: represent around 90% of primary fuel supply to the Australian market,  have decades of operational experience in Australia and Asia delivering high quality fuel to customers,  have major…

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Subsidising domestic alternative fuel production is not necessary for energy security The reliable supply of conventional transport fuels (petrol, diesel and jet fuel) to the Australian market is underpinned by a diversity of supply options for petroleum products from domestic refiners and…

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Australia’s import, terminal and storage capacity for transport fuel has increased over time to meet growth in fuel demand There has been significant investment in new and expanded storage and terminal facilities over recent years to meet demand growth in key regional centres, as evidenced in…

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Relying on shipping (for imports) does not increase security risks, and shipping lanes are not easily disrupted. Most countries are reliant on movements of petroleum (crude and product) within and between countries, and particularly so for Australia (in both an export and import sense).…