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Caltex to rebrand as Ampol from 2020
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6th Jan 2020
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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
Scientists develop method of converting waste plastic into fuel
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14th Feb 2019
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Scientists develop method of converting waste plastic into fuel

Scientists at Purdue University in Indiana have discovered a way to turn polypropylene plastic waste into oil, which can then be turned into petrol or diesel fuel. As part of a paper published in Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, a team led by professor Linda Wang created the oil by adding pellets of purified polypropylene waste to supercritical water, an extremely hot and highly-pressurised form of the liquid.
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Derek Fung
WLTP: What's all the fuss about?
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15th Jul 2018
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WLTP: What's all the fuss about?

From September 2018, the World harmonised Light vehicle Testing Procedure (WLTP), a completely overhauled set of fuel consumption and emissions testing rules designed to replace the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) test, will come into force. By then, only WLTP-homologated cars will be allowed for sale in Europe.
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Scott Collie
Cash-strapped motorists hit by higher fuel excise could scrimp on vehicle servicing, claims peak body
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15th Aug 2014
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Cash-strapped motorists hit by higher fuel excise could scrimp on vehicle servicing, claims peak body

Victoria’s peak automotive industry body today made the interesting claim that the Federal Government’s proposed increases to the fuel excise could render low-income car owners less able to keep their vehicles adequately serviced, thereby leading to more unsafe cars on the road.
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Mike Costello
ACCC, automotive industry slam shopper docket fuel discounting
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30th Jul 2013
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ACCC, automotive industry slam shopper docket fuel discounting

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has voiced its concern over the escalating state of shopper docket petrol discounting by the country's major supermarket chains and its long-term impact on prices and competition. ACCC chairman Rod Sims (below) said its concerns have intensified recently by the expanded use of shopper dockets and other discounts by Coles and Woolworths that have now reached discounts of up to 45 cents per litre.
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Tim Beissmann
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