About transport fuels in Australia
Transport fuels are fuels used to power motor vehicles, aircrafts, trains and marine vessels and come from alternative and conventional sources.
Conventional transport fuels such as petrol and diesel are derived from fossil feedstocks and comprise the large majority of fuel sales in Australia. However, alternative transport fuels such as biofuels, gaseous fuels and synthetic fuels provide alternate sources of supply, some with potentially improved environmental outcomes.
How is RET involved?
The Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism (RET) is involved in a number of Australia’s transport fuel-focussed activities, and provides information here about the following alternative and conventional transport fuels:
Alternative transport fuels
Alternative transport fuels may provide benefits to Australia as some have the potential to reduce vehicle emissions, improve air quality, provide alternative sources of supply to supplement mainstream fuels and reduce reliance on imported fuel.
Australian Petroleum Statistics
From 1 July 2012, responsibility for the Australian petroleum statistics was transferred to the Bureau of Resources and Energy Economics (BREE). The monthly Australian petroleum statistics report will be available from the BREE website.
- Conventional transport fuels
The Australian Government aims to foster the development of an internationally competitive downstream petroleum sector. The department provides policy advice in relation to issues affecting the downstream petroleum industry. Information about petroleum refining in Australia, retail and wholesale market reform, the Trade Practices (Industry Codes—Oilcode) Regulations 2006 (the Oilcode) and its review is available here.
For more information about transport fuels email TransportFuels@ret.gov.au.