Petroleum industry and trade


6 Dec 2018

This report on petrol price cycles in Australia examines how price cycles occur, how they have changed over time, and how consumers can use them to save money when they buy petrol.


25 Sep 2018

The ACCC produces quarterly petrol monitoring reports focusing on price movements in the capital cities and over 190 regional locations across Australia. It also produces industry reports that focus on particular aspects of consumer interest in the fuel market. This is the second industry report...


23 Aug 2018

This report recognises that an effective work health and safety (WHS) regime, which promotes continuous improvement of safety performance, is a vital contributor to the future success of the offshore petroleum industry.


20 Aug 2018

This document outlines the Victorian government’s response to the inquiry into fuel prices in regional Victoria, and responds to each of the committee’s three recommendations.


A preliminary view of the economic impact of development
6 Aug 2018

This resource outlines the findings from a preliminary assessment by ACIL Allen into offshore oil exploration and development in the Great Australian Bight, emphasising the economic benefits that would be realised by South Australia.


24 Jul 2018

This quick guide contains a list of key resources to provide context and assist understanding of Australia’s liquid fuel security.


13 May 2018

The ACCC analysed monthly and annual average retail petrol prices in 2017, to identify the highest and lowest priced major retailers of petrol (on average) in each of Australia's five largest cities.


20 Feb 2018

Fuel is an essential item for most families and businesses and high prices can be frustrating. Regional Victorians feel the impact of high fuel prices even more because they travel long distances to access services and they have fewer options of where to purchase fuel...

Draft report

30 Oct 2017

This report presents IPART's draft findings on the retail market for E10, along with the draft findings on the wholesale ethanol market and the form of price regulation needed in that market.


9 Oct 2017

Under new arrangements to monitor the prices, costs and profits of unleaded petroleum products, the ACCC has prepared this short report on the Brisbane petrol market.


28 Apr 2017

When announcing the review on 30 November 2016, the Treasurer, the Hon Scott Morrison said, ‘We will ensure that the Petroleum Resource Rent Tax (PRRT) provides an equitable return to the Australian community from the recovery of petroleum resources without discouraging investment in exploration and...


20 Apr 2017

The objective of this study is twofold. First, to investigate the extent to which debt loading is potentially being used to reduce tax revenues in Australia, and to compare it to savings from Centrelink’s Enhanced Welfare Payment Integrity measures. Second, to discuss the effectiveness of...

Discussion paper

15 Dec 2016

In 2016, an independent review of the Fuel Quality Standards Act 2000 found that the regulation of the quality of fuel supplied in Australia had led to a quantifiable reduction in the level of pollutants and emissions arising from the use of fuel.



8 Dec 2016

The Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EP&A Act) establishes the framework for assessing all types of development in New South Wales, including State significant mining, petroleum production and extractive industry projects (‘SSD resource projects’).

The framework provides for each development application to be...


28 Oct 2016

Mining can play a vital role on the sustainable development of some of the world’s poorest countries, yet many countries that are most economically dependent on mining would benefit from improved governance, according to a new report published by the International Council of Mining and...

Working paper

25 Oct 2016

Newly available archival documents give insight into the Hawke Government (1983-1991) political and consultative processes, which resulted in the Australia’s Petroleum Resource Rent Tax Assessment Act 1987 (Cth). The recently unpacked private papers from 1984 of Dr Craig Emerson (a Ministerial economic advisor at the...

Discussion paper

28 Jul 2016

This paper addresses the question: what things can the petroleum industry do in pursuit of its economic interests that will also help to reduce greenhouse gas levels in the atmosphere?

The industry has accepted that climate change is real and human-induced, and has even...


15 Jun 2015

Petrol is set for its biggest quarterly jump in nearly 25 years, according to this report.



19 Jun 2008

Consumers only receive part of the benefit of fuel subsidies, writes FLAVIO M. MENEZES.

QUEENSLAND motorists have had access to a subsidy on fuel for over over a decade, introduced by the state government in order to offset the fuel excise imposed by...



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