RACQ 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.
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The Queensland Government has said it will mandate ethanol to make up at least five percent of the total volume of petrol sold in Queensland from 31 December 2010. Most of the ethanol is likely to be sold in the form of E10, a blend of 10% ethanol in unleaded petrol. While supportive of the emergence of a wider level of choice for motorists and the development of viable long term alternatives to crude oil based fuels, the RACQ remains opposed to the mandating of ethanol in fuel.
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The RACQ supports the need for the Cross River Rail project to expand rail capacity through inner Brisbane and provide more people with the opportunity to reduce congestion by using public transport. This project should be designed so that the line can continue north under Kelvin Grove to link with a combined road and rail line in the preserved transport corridor along Trouts Rd from Stafford Rd to Bald Hills.
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The RACQ 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.
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RACQ 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)
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.
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RACQ Submission to the Australian Transport Council/Environment Protection and Heritage Council - Vehicle Fuel Efficiency Working Group
The RACQ 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.
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The RACQ has a long-standing interest in the use of biofuels in motor vehicles. This paper examines recent developments in biofuel technology, production and policies in Australia and overseas. The paper also provides the basis for RACQ’s positions on biofuels, including the Position Statement and Fact Sheet (available elsewhere on this page) on the Queensland Government’s proposed ethanol mandate.
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The Federal Government has said it will implement a National FuelWatch Scheme by December 2008. The RACQ does not believe FuelWatch will benefit Queensland motorists. This Fact Sheet explains how FuelWatch will work, and what it will mean for motorists. For more information on FuelWatch see the RACQ's Submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Economics' Inquiry into Fuelwatch here and the RACQ media release on FuelWatch here.
Updated 04/10/2012 Download PDF (58.5 KB)
The RACQ 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)
Following an Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) report into petrol pricing last year, the Federal Government has said it will implement a National FuelWatch Scheme by December 2008. The RACQ does not believe FuelWatch will benefit Queensland motorists. Issues concerning FuelWatch, along with available data, have been summarised in this paper and used to inform the RACQ's position
Updated 30/07/2008 Download PDF (109.1 KB)
Queensland’s peak motoring body is unconvinced the national FuelWatch proposal will benefit Queensland motorists. The document below sets out the reasons and calls for the scheme to be modified.
Updated 23/07/2008 Download PDF (58.8 KB)
Recent research by the RACQ examined developments in biofuel technology, production and policies in Australia and overseas. This paper summarises the results of that research and confirms the RACQ position on the proposed ethanol mandate in light of that research.
Updated 30/05/2008 Download PDF (34.2 KB)