RACQ fact sheets, position statements and advocacy documents relating to fuels and energy.
RACQ Fuel Prices in Queensland Fact Sheet 2020
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.
Updated 17/08/2020 Download (PDF 292 KB)
LPG Fact Sheet 2020
LPG or Liquid Petroleum Gas is a gaseous transport fuel produced by refining crude oil or from condensates. It is a mixture of two gases, propane and butane. This fact sheet includes analysis of retail prices, sales volumes and government support.
Updated 28/08/2020 Download (PDF 243 KB)
BioFuels and the Queensland BioFuels Mandate – Fact Sheet 2020
Two types of BioFuels are commonly available in Queensland. These are ethanol-blended petrol and biodiesel. Ethanol-blended petrol, a blend of mineral petrol and ethanol (alcohol), has been available in Australia for more than 15 years. The most common blend - E10 (up to 10% ethanol and 90% mineral petrol) is widely available in Queensland. Biodiesel is a fuel designed for use in diesel engines made from vegetable or animal fats and oils. Biodiesel is chemically similar to mineral diesel fuel and blends of up to 5% can be sold in Australia without additional labelling.
RACQ supports the Queensland BioFuels Mandate, and the promotion and use of BioFuels as a way of reducing reliance of fossil/mineral fuels, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving urban air quality. We are also committed to consumer choice and seek to ensure the Biofuels Mandate does not limit the opportunity for Queenslanders to buy 100% mineral petrol or ethanol-blended petrol.
Updated 17/08/2020 Download (PDF 247 KB)
RACQ Position paper on Low Carbon Fuel Standards
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.
Updated 04/10/2012 Download (PDF 150.9 KB)
RACQ Submission to the Senate Select Committee on Fuel and Energy
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)
Electric Vehicles Fact Sheet
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.
Updated 04/10/2012 Download (PDF 137.5 KB)
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.
Updated 04/10/2012 Download (PDF 153.3 KB)
RACQ Energy Efficiency Task Group Submission
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)
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