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Emergency fuel should be stored in Australia, not in the US
7 months ago

Emergency fuel should be stored in Australia, not in the US

THE Australian Government should not have agreed to lease space in the US Strategic Petroleum Reserve and should, instead, store an emergency reserve here, Australian Trucking Association (ATA) Chair …
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Fuel security versus energy resilience
8 months ago

Fuel security versus energy resilience

By  •  ACAPMA, Supply

There are generally two things that occur following natural disasters such as the recent bushfire emergency that has impacted six Australian States/Territories in recent weeks. The first involves the provision …
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Australian fuel supplies ‘in the crosshairs’ if US-Iran conflict escalates
9 months ago

Australian fuel supplies ‘in the crosshairs’ if US-Iran conflict escalates

Australia’s oil supplies are “in the crosshairs” if the US-Iran conflict escalates, a leading energy security expert has warned, after crude prices spiked in response to Iranian missile strikes on …
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Talking Point: Fuel supply — always just three weeks from disaster
11 months ago

Talking Point: Fuel supply — always just three weeks from disaster

THE attack on a crucial Saudi oil facility last month shows again the fragility of Australia’s reliance on market forces and international shipping for its supply of liquid fuel.

Thankfully, …
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Australia needs its own fuel reserves
12 months ago

Australia needs its own fuel reserves

The heightened risk to Australia’s energy security from external shocks was starkly illuminated by the September 14 missile and drone attack on two of Saudi Arabia’s key oil installations, halving …
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Scott Morrison will push Trump for fuel security deal in White House talks
1 year ago

Scott Morrison will push Trump for fuel security deal in White House talks

Prime Minister Scott Morrison will raise a plan to buy millions of barrels of oil from America’s vast, closely-held fuel reserves to guarantee Australia’s liquid fuel security when he meets …
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More Australia’s fuel supplies vulnerable if Middle East conflict cuts supply
1 year ago

More Australia’s fuel supplies vulnerable if Middle East conflict cuts supply

Last weekend’s attack on Saudi Arabia’s biggest oil-production facilities is a stark reminder of the vulnerability of the world’s oil supplies.

More than 5 per cent of global supply was …
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Australia will need more petroleum imports, but where will we get them from?
1 year 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 year 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
1 year 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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