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Downstream Petroleum 2017

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AIP produces a publication "Downstream Petroleum" on the state of the Australian downstream petroleum industry and its financial performance. The report provides a concise overview of recent developments in petroleum refining and marketing in Australia and the Asian region. The report highlights…

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AIP member companies provide very reliable supplies of fuel to the Australian market and: represent around 90% of primary fuel supply to the Australian market,  have decades of operational experience in Australia and Asia delivering high quality fuel to customers,  have major…

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Australia’s import, terminal and storage capacity for transport fuel has increased over time to meet growth in fuel demand There has been significant investment in new and expanded storage and terminal facilities over recent years to meet demand growth in key regional centres, as evidenced in…
Biofuels

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AIP has produced a set of basic facts on biofuels in Australia to inform consumers, commentators and other interested parties. AIP has consistently stated that there is a sustainable role for biofuels in the Australian fuels market provided biofuels are competitively priced, have a reliable supply…

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Relying on shipping (for imports) does not increase security risks, and shipping lanes are not easily disrupted. Most countries are reliant on movements of petroleum (crude and product) within and between countries, and particularly so for Australia (in both an export and import sense).…

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Transport fuel imports do not increase risk for supply reliability and security A diversity of global supply sources and local import facilities provide a range of options for Australia. Australia is already dependent on imports to meet the growth in demand for transport fuels (eg. demand…

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All fuel users need to analyse and understand their own fuel use and to consider how best to manage the potential impacts of reduced fuel supply Many larger fuel users only hold limited stocks on the expectation that stocks will be held by fuel suppliers, or indeed governments will intervene…

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Australian refineries continue to operate with no indications of any plans to close the remaining four There have been statements and Inquiry submissions from all refining companies about their future refinery investment plans and the ongoing role of these facilities in meeting customer…

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Australia has robust emergency response plans and arrangements Industry and governments fully recognise the potential impacts of a severe national shortage of fuel supplies to business and consumers. Australia has robust response plans for managing a national liquid fuel emergency, which…

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Self-sufficiency in transport fuels is not necessary for supply security Security of supply is the result of resilient and efficient supply chains and robust risk management – it is not about self-sufficiency or independence from markets. There are 3 critical elements of any strategy to…