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Cheap petrol: enjoy it while it lasts. The new danger for fuel supply
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27th Apr 2020
3 min read

Cheap petrol: enjoy it while it lasts. The new danger for fuel supply

Petrol has dipped below $1 per litre at bowsers across Australia as the price of fuel hits a 20-year low. A massive oversupply of oil globally – as roads are empty during the lockdowns – has caused the price of petrol to plummet to record lows. In some extreme cases – reported widely on the nightly news – some oil companies are even paying others to take their fuel supply because they have nowhere to store it.
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Joshua Dowling
Caltex to rebrand as Ampol from 2020
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6th Jan 2020
2 min read

Caltex to rebrand as Ampol from 2020

Your local petrol station may be set to receive a vintage facelift this year, with news Caltex Australia will transition its name to Ampol over the next three years, commencing in 2020. The move comes after U.S. oil company Chevron terminated the licensing agreement allowing Caltex Australia to use the Caltex name.
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Susannah Guthrie
Australia could become a 'dumping ground' for old engines: VW Australia boss
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20th Jun 2018
4 min read

Australia could become a 'dumping ground' for old engines: VW Australia boss

Volkswagen Australia managing director, Michael Bartsch, has called for Australia's fuel standards and emissions testing to be dragged into line with the latest European rules, lest we become a "dumping ground" for old engine technology.
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Scott Collie
Reports of 'carbon tax' on cars a beat-up: Environment minister
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12th Jul 2017
5 min read

Reports of 'carbon tax' on cars a beat-up: Environment minister

Environment Minister John Frydenberg has told press this morning that a report overnight of a so-called 'carbon tax' on cars is a beat-up. “This story is a beat-up,” he said in an interview with ABC radio. “It’s about as likely as Elvis coming back." He said the government is focused on reducing fuel costs for families, "and that is something we'll continue to consult on," but no decisions have been made.
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Mike Stevens