RACQ’s expert video panel series answers your fuel questions

Watch RACQ’s captivating and educational Fuel Panel Series for answers to your questions on fuel.

With the price of fuel surging, it’s a topic that’s front of mind for many motorists. RACQ put the call out to Queenslanders for their questions on fuel and received over 1,500 responses.

How fuel is made, why prices fluctuate, what tax we pay on fuel and what will power our future cars were just some of the big questions our three-part panel series covered with answers from economists, engineers, researchers and policy experts.

Do you have a burning question about fuel? Chances are it’s been answered in the video panels below! Press play!


Many Queenslanders are feeling the pinch of rising fuel prices.

Why is it so expensive? What impact does war and conflict have on the price we pay at the bowser? Where does Australia source its fuel from? And how can we make each tank last longer?

RACQ’s Principal Economic and Affordability Specialist Dr Ian Jeffreys and Principal Technical Researcher Andrew Kirk were joined by resources and energy expert, Professor Robert Perrons from Queensland University of Technology to answer these questions and many more. Watch below.


Every time you fill up, you’re paying tax. It’s called fuel excise.

Why do we pay it? What’s that money used for? And what’s going to happen to the excise as more electric vehicles replace petrol and diesel cars?

RACQ’s Head of Public Policy Dr Michael Kane sat down with the Club’s Principal Economic and Affordability Specialist Dr Ian Jeffreys to answer your fuel tax questions. Watch below.


The future of transport is evolving, electric vehicle sales are skyrocketing, and more Queenslanders are choosing more sustainable ways to travel.

But are electric vehicles the only solution. What lies beyond? Could we be driving cars powered by hydrogen or even algae?

RACQ’s Dr Ian Jeffreys and future fuels expert Dr Dia Adhikari Smith from The University of Queensland discussed the most viable solutions. Watch below.

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