Fuel & Forecourt News

ACCC: petrol prices up in March quarter

The quarterly average price for petrol in the March quarter of 2017 was 129.1 cents per litre (cpl), which is the highest since the September quarter of 2015 (133.2cpl), according to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s 10th quarterly report on the Australian petroleum industry. Prices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, …

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Workshop on privacy and cyber security in fuel retail

ACAPMA has teamed up with partners Arthur J Gallagher Insurance Brokers and HWL Ebsworth Lawyers to launch breakfast meetings to be held this month in three states, addressing issues that affect fuel retailers across the country. The meetings, in the CBDs of Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, will focus on keeping …

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Registration for the Asia Pacific Fuel Industry Forum 2017 is now open

ACAPMA has launched registration for the second installation of the Asia Pacific Fuel Industry Forum, which is being held on 13-14 September 2017 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. Intended as the foremost event for the downstream petroleum industry, the APFI Forum will build on the successes of the …

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New national fuel-reporting rules to be introduced for large fuel wholesalers

The Australian Department of the Environment and Energy has long required fuel producers and importers to give information about the quantity of petroleum fuels, lubricants and other fuels (eg, LPG) that are produced and sold into the Australian market. The information collected through this process is used by the Australian …

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7-Eleven fined for hydrocarbon offence

Environment Protection Authority (EPA) Victoria says it has fined 7-Eleven Stores Pty Ltd more than $7,700 for failing to remove, in a timely manner, hydrocarbons from groundwater beneath premises at Newport in Melbourne. EPA Metropolitan Region Manager Daniel Hunt says EPA officers discovered the fuel residues at the Melbourne Road …

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Rising costs putting pressure on fuel retailers

The fuel industry is often asked to explain itself when fuel prices rise – particularly when they apparently rise independently of global moves in oil prices or regional moves in terminal gate prices for finished fuel products, writes ACAPMA. “Many appear to believe that fuel prices should move up and …

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Shell Helix eyes rising motorsport stars

Up-and-coming Australian motorsport drivers have been given a boost by the latest event sponsorship from Shell Helix. The Australian Formula Ford Series at the most recent Virgin Australia Supercars Supersprint at Winton in Queensland’s central west on May 19-21 offered the rising stars of the sport a glimpse into their …

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Tasmania releases draft fuel-price-board laws

The Tasmanian Government last week circulated the draft legislation that will be used to enforce new fuel-price-board laws in the state. The draft legislation – Australian Consumer Law (Tasmania) Code of Practice for Fuel Price Boards 2017 – is aimed at improving fuel-price transparency for Tasmanian motorists, along with a …

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Fuel-technology firm claims patent infringement

Fuel-analytics software and field-technologies company Leighton O’Brien has filed a lawsuit against Tanknology Australia for infringing on its patent relating to its fuel-cleaning technology. Leighton O¹Brien is seeking financial compensation and a permanent injunction forcing Tanknology Australia immediately to cease using its fuel-cleaning technology. Leighton O’Brien CEO Reed Leighton says …

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