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Rod Sims warns US giant over Puma fuel pricing
1 week ago

Rod Sims warns US giant over Puma fuel pricing

Competition tsar Rod Sims has fired a shot across the bow of US oil titan Chevron, saying he will closely watch its petrol pricing should it enter the Australian market.


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Qantas, BP to get green light for fuel and flight points tie-up
2 months ago

Qantas, BP to get green light for fuel and flight points tie-up

The tie up between Qantas and BP looks set to be approved by the competition watchdog, in a move that will see frequent flyer points earned on fuel purchases from …
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Motorists charged up to 40 cents more per litre for fuel in the same suburb
2 months ago

Motorists charged up to 40 cents more per litre for fuel in the same suburb

Blatant price-gouging has been blamed for motorists being slugged by as much as 40 cents per litre more at petrol stations within the same suburb.

And motorists are being urged …
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Regulator steering is risky
3 months ago

Regulator steering is risky

Earlier this week, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) released a special report that examined the different pricing behaviours of businesses operating in the Australian retail fuels market during …
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‘Petrol is petrol’: Coles Express is country’s most expensive
3 months ago

‘Petrol is petrol’: Coles Express is country’s most expensive

Coles Express is Australia’s most expensive petrol retailer across five capital cities, according to an ACCC analysis of 2018 prices that found it is worth shopping around and seeking out …
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Viva Energy’s proposed acquisition of Liberty Oil’s wholesale business not opposed
4 months ago

Viva Energy’s proposed acquisition of Liberty Oil’s wholesale business not opposed

The ACCC won’t oppose the proposed acquisition of the remaining 50 per cent interest in Liberty Oil Holdings Pty Ltd’s (Liberty) wholesale business by Viva Energy Australia Pty Ltd (Viva), …
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Weak Aussie dollar has pushed petrol prices to a four-year high
5 months ago

Weak Aussie dollar has pushed petrol prices to a four-year high

The weak Australian dollar has pushed petrol prices to their highest levels in four years.

The consumer watchdog says the main factor to the escalating cost has been the Aussie …
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ACCC approves changes to Shopper dockets
5 months ago

ACCC approves changes to Shopper dockets

By  •  Supermarket

Most industry stakeholders would be aware that the two major supermarkets entered into voluntary undertakings with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission in 2012 in response to a substantial body …
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Weak Australian dollar sees petrol prices at highest level in four years
5 months ago

Weak Australian dollar sees petrol prices at highest level in four years

The annual average retail petrol price in 2018–19 was the highest in real terms (i.e. adjusted for inflation) in four years according to the ACCC’s latest report on the Australian …
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ACCC’s sloppy logic on electric vehicles fails to consider health costs
6 months ago

ACCC’s sloppy logic on electric vehicles fails to consider health costs

The ACCC’s claim that pollution-emitting vehicles are unfairly subsidising zero-emission vehicles completely overlooks the enormous health cost to the taxpayer caused by combustion engine vehicles, the Electric Vehicle Council has …
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