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Low fuel reserves ‘free ride’ draws international criticism
2 weeks ago

Low fuel reserves ‘free ride’ draws international criticism

The federal government’s Energy Department has warned that Australia is seen as a “free rider” by other nations because of its low and internationally non-compliant fuel stockpiles.

And …
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Red light flashing over fuel security
2 weeks ago

Red light flashing over fuel security

Delays in addressing the nation’s low domestic fuel stockpiles — including just 22 days of petrol and 17 days of diesel — have sparked warnings from Coalition MPs and …
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SHORTAGE: Why this petrol station is happy to run dry
2 months ago

SHORTAGE: Why this petrol station is happy to run dry

JUST before lunchtime on Monday, the driveway of the BP Junction Hill is lined with people waiting to fill up.

It’s discount day at the out of town service station, …
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Senate warned over Australia’s lack of fuel security
3 months ago

Senate warned over Australia’s lack of fuel security

A lack of coherent policy for managing Australia’s liquid fuel reserves represents a risk to national security, according to retired Air Vice-Marshal John Blackburn.

Earlier this year, Australia’s liquid fuel …
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Fact check: Does Australia have 3 weeks of petrol in reserve?
8 months ago

Fact check: Does Australia have 3 weeks of petrol in reserve?

The claim

In the wake of US airstrikes on Syria, Liberal Senator Jim Molan raised concerns about Australian fuel supplies being affected by conflict in the Middle East.

Speaking …
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Australia’s fuel stockpile is perilously low, so why aren’t we stocking up?
9 months ago

Australia’s fuel stockpile is perilously low, so why aren’t we stocking up?

Australia depends heavily on imported fuel, but having become used to huge surpluses of coal, gas and uranium, energy security has never been a strong concern.

Australia is an island …
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Is Australia’s fuel supply about to be cut off?
9 months ago

Is Australia’s fuel supply about to be cut off?

Amid the escalating Syria conflict, the focus has turned closer to home with some reports suggesting Australia’s fuel supply could run dry. SBS News asked the experts if that is …
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‘Mad Max scenario’: Australia’s fuel reserves running low
9 months ago

‘Mad Max scenario’: Australia’s fuel reserves running low

Energy security experts have backed Liberal senator Jim Molan’s warning that Australia is at risk of running out of fuel within weeks and that military strikes on Syria should be …
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Australia’s emergency fuel supply stocks critical, worst of IEA nations
9 months ago

Australia’s emergency fuel supply stocks critical, worst of IEA nations

A report from the Government controlled intelligence committee has recommended that Australia’s record low emergency fuel reserves be listed as a critical national security issue with the newly-created Home …
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IEA data supports market prices, according to OPIS
10 months ago

IEA data supports market prices, according to OPIS

If petroleum prices in Australia or worldwide are going to be checked it is going to come from refinery overproduction running head on with slackening global oil demand. It is …
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