Fuel

ACCC September quarter 2015 petrol report shows highest retail margins since monitoring began in 2002

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has released its fourth quarterly report into the Australian petroleum industry for 2015. The report examines petrol prices up to September 2015.

The average retail petrol price in the five largest cities (i.e. Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth) was 133.2 cents per litre (cpl) in the September quarter, down 2.6 cpl from the June quarter (135.8 cpl). The decrease followed falls in international crude oil and refined petrol prices.

Quarterly report on the Australian petroleum industry - September quarter 2015

The fourth quarterly report under the petrol monitoring arrangements announced by the then Minister for Small Business, the Hon. Bruce Billson MP, in December 2014.

ACCC releases report into the Darwin Petrol market

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has released its report into the Darwin petrol market.

In comparison with the five largest cities (i.e. Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth), Darwin regular unleaded retail petrol prices in the two years 2012-13 to 2013-14 were around 10 cents per litre (cpl) higher than they had been over the previous decade.

Report on the Darwin petrol market

The first market study report under the petrol monitoring arrangements announced by the then Minister for Small Business, the Hon. Bruce Billson MP, in December 2014.

ACCC releases June quarter 2015 petrol report

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has released the third quarterly report into the Australian petroleum industry for 2015.

“There are some in the community that believe that the ACCC sets fuel prices, or can take action if fuel prices are set significantly above cost. This is not correct. The ACCC does not set wholesale or retail petrol prices in Australia, and it is not illegal to price above cost. Petrol prices are determined by the market,” ACCC Chairman Rod Sims said.

Quarterly report on the Australian petroleum industry - June quarter 2015

The third quarterly report under the petrol monitoring arrangements announced by the then Minister for Small Business, the Hon. Bruce Billson MP, in December 2014.

Benchmarking the price of fuel ethanol in Australia

The Energy Quest report is a scoping study which examined appropriate benchmarks for the price of fuel ethanol in Australia. It focused on international benchmark prices for ethanol, and other components of determining an IPP for fuel ethanol.

The method & basis of the setting of the import parity price for unleaded petrol & diesel in Australia

The MMA study focused on the three main components of the import parity price (IPP) for regular unleaded petrol, premium unleaded petrol and diesel—namely, the refined fuel benchmark, the fuel quality premium and freight.