Updated 23/02/2017 Download (PDF 263 KB)
Ethanol-blended Fuels Policy 2016
Ethanol-blended fuels, a blend of mineral petrol and ethanol, have been available in Australia for more than 10 years. The most common ethanol-blended fuel is E10, which consists of up to 10% ethanol and 90% mineral petrol. The recently legislated Queensland ethanol mandate comes into force on 1 January 2017 and will require 3% of the combined sales volume of Regular Unleaded Petrol (RULP) and Ethanol Blended Petrol (EBP) to be ethanol. In effect, this requires at least 30% of combined RULP and EBP sales to be E10.
Updated 28/11/2016 Download (PDF 408 KB)
Ethanol-blended Fuels Policy 2015 (Superseded)
Ethanol-blended fuels comprise a blend of regular mineral petrol and ethanol, and have been available in Australia for more than 10 years. In 2003 the Federal Government amended the Fuel Quality Standard to require retailers to report an ethanol content of greater than 1%. The most common ethanol-blended fuel is E10, which consists of up to 10% ethanol and 90% mineral petrol. While E10 is widely available in south east Queensland (SEQ), availability is limited in regional Queensland. E10 has had a steady 10% market share in Queensland since late 2011.
Updated 23/04/2015 Download (PDF 223 KB)
CD Fuel Prices in Queensland Fact Sheet (Superseded)
CD fact sheet on fuel prices in Queensland including analysis of the cost components of fuel, fuel company and retail margins, retail competition, excise and taxes and price cycles.
Updated 14/02/2014 Download (PDF 226.3 KB)
CD Position paper on Low Carbon Fuel Standards
The CD position paper on Low Carbon Fuel Standards seeks to encourage the Commonwealth and Queensland Governments to adopt market based strategies to reduce carbon emissions in transport fuels.
Updated 04/10/2012 Download (PDF 150.9 KB)
CD Submission to the Senate Select Committee on Fuel and Energy
CD prepared this submission in response to an invitation from the Senate Select Committee on Fuel and Energy. The submission specifically addresses the operation of domestic fuel markets, the price and availability of fuel, and taxation arrangements affecting motorists. The submission also considers the development of biofuels and the likely impact on motorists of an emissions trading system.
Updated 04/10/2012 Download (PDF 176.6 KB)
Electric Vehicles Fact Sheet
In 1899, an electric vehicle held the world land speed record. However, over the following two decades, Internal Combustion Engines (ICEs) came to dominate the motor vehicle sector. Through the remainder of the 20th century, ICE vehicles were refined through engine, material and fuel technology advances to become the powerful, efficient and reliable cars that motorists world-wide depend on now.
Updated 04/10/2012 Download (PDF 7.5 KB)
CD Submission to the Australian Transport Council/Environment Protection and Heritage Council - Vehicle Fuel Efficiency Working Group
The CD welcomes strategies to make fuel-efficient, low emission vehicles more affordable. This submission supports many of the initiatives outlined in the Working Group’s Discussion Paper, and suggests further initiatives.
Updated 04/10/2012 Download (PDF 153.3 KB)
CD Energy Efficiency Task Group Submission
The CD views the introduction of electric vehicles (EVs) as an opportunity for a major improvement in energy efficiency, energy security and greenhouse emissions. EVs facilitate the use of domestic-sourced renewable electricity rather than imported liquid fuels. This submission briefly outlines some of the advantages of EVs and the barriers that need to be addressed by government prior to large-scale adoption.
Updated 28/04/2010 Download (PDF 269.0 KB)