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Australia will need more petroleum imports, but where will we get them from?
17 hours ago

Australia will need more petroleum imports, but where will we get them from?

Since 2003, Australia has become heavily reliant on oil imports as demand rises but four refineries closed and none have replaced them.

The most recent Australian Bureau of Statistics estimates …
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Low fuel stocks endangering Australia’s economy and security
1 week ago

Low fuel stocks endangering Australia’s economy and security

FOR SOME TIME now there have been rumblings in the media about how low the nation’s fuel reserves have been allowed to get to. I first read about it over 18 …
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Fuel efficiency standards better than a Trump deal
2 weeks ago

Fuel efficiency standards better than a Trump deal

The Morrison Government should change tack on vehicle emission standards to better address fuel reserve shortage risks, according to a leading advocate for boosting Australia’s stockpiles.

John Blackburn, chairman of …
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Fuel deal won’t lessen risk of pumps running dry
2 weeks ago

Fuel deal won’t lessen risk of pumps running dry

Energy Minister Angus Taylor has announced that the government is negotiating to buy millions of barrels of oil from America’s fuel reserve under an emergency strategy to lower the risk …
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Australia looks to access US fuel reserves to shore up supplies amid Persian Gulf tensions
2 weeks ago

Australia looks to access US fuel reserves to shore up supplies amid Persian Gulf tensions

Australia is eyeing off the United States’ tightly guarded fuel reserve as it seeks to overcome having less than a third of the stocks it should.

It comes as Australia …
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PEAK BODIES IN JOINT FUEL SECURITY CALL
3 weeks ago

PEAK BODIES IN JOINT FUEL SECURITY CALL

The transport sector’s vulnerability to impacts from global fuel disruptions means now is the time to take action on Australia’s liquid fuel security.

That is the joint message from peak …
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Australia urged to move away from oil dependency or risk fuel supply crisis
1 month ago

Australia urged to move away from oil dependency or risk fuel supply crisis

Australia should dramatically decrease its oil use to ward off a potential crisis by tightening fuel-efficiency standards, introducing electric vehicle targets and increasing public transport use, the Australia Institute has …
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Jim Molan: With a fuel crisis looming, Australia’s tank is nearly empty
2 months ago

Jim Molan: With a fuel crisis looming, Australia’s tank is nearly empty

The serious stand-off in the Gulf between the US and Iran should remind Australians of our short- to medium-term dependence on both imported refined product (petrol, diesel and jet fuel), …
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Could Australia run out of fuel?
2 months ago

Could Australia run out of fuel?

Even before two oil tankers were attacked in the Gulf of Oman this week, retired major-general and reluctant outgoing senator, Jim Molan, was raising concerns about Australia’s fuel reserves.

Since 2012, …
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NEXT GOVERNMENT MUST TAKE ACTION ON FUEL SECURITY
3 months ago

NEXT GOVERNMENT MUST TAKE ACTION ON FUEL SECURITY

The next Australian Government must take action on fuel security, Australian Trucking Association (ATA) CEO Ben Maguire said today. 

The ATA represents the 50,000 businesses and 200,000 people in the Australian trucking industry. 


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