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Fuel industry strongly questions objectivity of ACCC analysis of national fuel market
2 days ago

Fuel industry strongly questions objectivity of ACCC analysis of national fuel market

The peak representative body representing service station operators in Australia has responded angrily to the ACCC’s December 2017 Quarterly Report on the Australian Petroleum Market, seriously questioning the objectivity of …
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‘There are no laws to help’ – south-west petrol station operators speak out
3 days ago

‘There are no laws to help’ – south-west petrol station operators speak out

SOUTH-WEST service station operators are fed up with fuel drive-offs.

APCO director Peter Anderson said the penalties imposed to people caught stealing fuel were “pathetic” and in most cases offenders …
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Victoria Parliament Inquiry into Fuel Prices in Regional Victoria backs fuel price smartphone apps over market schemes
4 days ago

Victoria Parliament Inquiry into Fuel Prices in Regional Victoria backs fuel price smartphone apps over market schemes

A state government inquiry has recommended against intervention in the regional fuel price market despite being told that agricultural and other bulk buyers were avoiding certain towns over 15-cent price …
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ACCC focusses on energy, broadband, net economy and financial services in 2018
5 days ago

ACCC focusses on energy, broadband, net economy and financial services in 2018

Chairman Rod Sims has today announced the ACCC’s compliance and enforcement priorities for 2018 at a CEDA event in Sydney.

This year, the regulator will focus on consumer issues in …
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Are you spending big $$$ getting your oily water holding tanks vacuumed out?
2 weeks ago

Are you spending big $$$ getting your oily water holding tanks vacuumed out?

Data shows that a holding tank (sometimes also referred to as a blind sump) can cost anywhere between $30-60K per annum in pump out and disposal.  But there are other …
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QLD: Drive-off stats don’t stack up
3 weeks ago

QLD: Drive-off stats don’t stack up

Petrol drive-off offences have doubled over the past two years according to Queensland Police figures.

Statistics show that there were 22,176 fuel drive-offs in Queensland compared with 14, 632 in …
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BP forges new fuel retail JV in China as it mulls options on Woolworths
3 weeks ago

BP forges new fuel retail JV in China as it mulls options on Woolworths

BP Australia head Andy Holmes says a joint venture the oil major has formed in China will use expertise from the group’s Australian fuels retailing business to provide a new …
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Liberal Victoria shows commitment to tackling crime
1 month ago

Liberal Victoria shows commitment to tackling crime

Victorian and Opposition Leader Matthew Guy spent time in convenience stores late at night last week to get a first-hand look at their operations – against the background of his …
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ACCC’s fuel industry monitoring extended to wholesale prices
1 month ago

ACCC’s fuel industry monitoring extended to wholesale prices

By  •  Competition

The scope of the ACCC’s petroleum industry monitoring and reporting is defined by a series of successive directives that are periodically issued by the Federal Government.

The previous directive (issued …
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Men steal 423 litres of diesel from United petrol station
1 month ago

Men steal 423 litres of diesel from United petrol station

IT wasn’t so much a petrol drive-off as a highway robbery.

Two men are on the run after they brazenly stole more than $500 worth of fuel from a service …
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