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Biodiesel made from used tyres could be the solution to Australia’s fuel security problems
2 weeks ago

Biodiesel made from used tyres could be the solution to Australia’s fuel security problems

A Gladstone oil refinery says it has found the solution to Australia’s tyre waste and fuel security problems.

Key points:

  • A central Queensland oil refinery has made biofuel from old …
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Have your say: Reducing the risk of pollution from service station runoff
6 months ago

Have your say: Reducing the risk of pollution from service station runoff

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is inviting feedback, particularly from industry and local councils, on a draft guide that outlines how service stations can better protect the environment from …
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E10 petrol rip-off: pushes motorists to buy premium fuel, doesn’t lead to cleaner air
10 months ago

E10 petrol rip-off: pushes motorists to buy premium fuel, doesn’t lead to cleaner air

By  •  E10

MOTORISTS in NSW and Queensland are being forced to use E10 fuel despite growing doubts about cost savings and environmental benefits.

While other states have so far resisted the …
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Could E10 be the answer to reducing Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions?
10 months ago

Could E10 be the answer to reducing Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions?

By  •  E10

With Australia committing to reduce emissions by 26 to 28 percent by 2030 through the Paris Agreement, increasing the use of ethanol-blended petrol (E10) could be the answer to cutting Australia’s transport …
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Stepping into a quagmire – environmental liability in cross-border contracts
2 years ago

Stepping into a quagmire – environmental liability in cross-border contracts

Businesses engaged in cross-border transactions and investments are often exposed to unanticipated liability under the laws and regulations of foreign countries. Businesses that have an incomplete understanding of the laws …
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Creek contaminated after Calder crash
3 years ago

Creek contaminated after Calder crash

Ben Cameron

Residents have been told to avoid a contaminated creek near the site of Tuesday’s petrol tanker rollover.

The EPA is investigating runoff issues on Steele Creek …
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Managing stormwater pollution at service station sites
3 years ago

Managing stormwater pollution at service station sites

By  •  Environment

Service stations are essential community facilities. These facilities do, however, present significant challenges from a safety and environmental perspective. One area that is becoming increasingly important is the management of …
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Big fines for local polluters
3 years ago

Big fines for local polluters

Victoria Webb-Taylor, 20 April 2016

EPA Executive Director Damian Wells says Viva has been fined $7,500 for a licence breach.

He adds their investigation at the Corio refinery continues.

Viva …
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Caltex fined $60,000 after powder leak at Brisbane refinery covers cars, workers
3 years ago

Caltex fined $60,000 after powder leak at Brisbane refinery covers cars, workers

Tony Moore, 27 November 2015

Caltex Refinery at the Port of Brisbane has been fined $60,000 after tonnes of white dust – used to turn crude oil into petrol – was …
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Toyota maps decline of petrol cars

Dow Jones Newswires, 15 October 2015

Toyota is plotting a road to near extinction for its conventionally fuelled cars as the industry grapples with the fallout of Volkswagen’s diesel-emissions scandal.

The …
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