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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…
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…
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.
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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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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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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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).…

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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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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 has robust emergency response plans and arrangements Industry and governments fully recognise the potential impacts of a severe national shortage of fuel supplies to business and consumers. Australia has robust response plans for managing a national liquid fuel emergency, which…