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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
Update: New Porsche fuels debate about Australia’s petrol quality
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28th Feb 2019
4 min read

Update: New Porsche fuels debate about Australia’s petrol quality

UPDATE AUSTRALIA'S fuel quality is still apparently not suitable for the latest high tech engines - despite Porsche this week claiming its updated Macan SUV was the first car sold in Australia with a petrol particulate filter. Further investigation found Porsche has in fact not fitted particulate filters to its latest model sold in Australia, contrary to initial reports. Porsche shocked the car industry - and its fellow German brands - by announcing the technology leap.
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Joshua Dowling
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
Lab-based fuel economy testing a crock, say Australian motoring clubs
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12th Dec 2016
4 min read

Lab-based fuel economy testing a crock, say Australian motoring clubs

Motoring club representative body, the Australian Automobile Association (AAA), has released preliminary results from its real-world emissions and fuel economy testing program. The results have prompted the AAA to boldly question the relevance of globally-utilised lab testing as a methodology, plus the government emissions reduction regulations based upon these results, and by extension the honesty of car-maker claims in these areas.
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Mike Costello