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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…
Supply Reliability

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AIP has produced a new publication – Maintaining Supply Security and Reliability for Liquid Fuels in Australia – which provides a factual overview of the liquid fuels market and supply chain in Australia. It also details the key factors influencing the secure and reliable supply of liquid fuels to…
Catalyst fact sheet

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In 2008, the Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism (DRET), on behalf of NOSEC, undertook a Liquid Fuel Emergency Simulation Exercise – 'Catalyst 2008'. The aim of 'Catalyst 2008' was to test the emergency preparedness of the Commonwealth State and Territory Governments and industry to manage…

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There is an extensive range of Federal, State/Territory and Local government regulations and legislation applying to refineries and businesses operating in the downstream petroleum industry. Some of the key regulations are outlined below. Formal Price Monitoring On 17 December 2007, under…
Energy White Paper

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On 8 November 2012, the Australian Government released the 'Energy White Paper - Australia's Energy Transformation'. The 2012 Energy White Paper sets out the Australian Government's strategic policy framework to guide Australia's energy transformation to a cleaner and more productive energy economy…

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The NOSEC is a committee of the Ministerial Council on Energy (MCE) and provides the main executive channel through which Commonwealth and State Governments formulate their overall management response to a national liquid fuel emergency. The task of the NOSEC is to ensure that the Federal…

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Liquid Fuel Supply Security and Reliability The Australian liquid fuel supply chain has considerable span and diversity. It includes crude and petroleum product shipments into and around Australia, refinery throughput, bulk fuel storage tanks, extensive terminal and distribution networks, over…
Oil Supply Emergencies and the IEA Response System

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The International Energy Agency (IEA) is the energy forum for 28 industrialised countries, founded in 1974 (see www.aip.com.au/pricing/iea.htm). IEA member country governments are committed to taking joint measures to meet oil supply emergencies. They also have agreed to share energy information,…

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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).…
National Energy Security Assessment

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The NESA identifies the current strategic energy security issues in the liquid fuels, natural gas and electricity sectors, and those posing a potential risk in short term, medium term and longer term. The Government has indicated that the NESA will provide a key input into the development of future…