Annual Statements for the 2012 calendar year are due by 14 February 2013
Annual Statements must be submitted by producers and suppliers of fuel each calendar year as required under Section 67 of the Fuel Quality Standards Act (2000).
New E85 fuel quality and fuel quality information standards
Following extensive stakeholder consultation, a fuel quality standard and a fuel quality information (labelling) standard have been made for E85 automotive fuel. These standards ensure the quality of E85 supplied for use in Australia and require labelling of E85 at the point of sale. The new E85 standards commence on 1 November 2012.
Proposed diesel biodiesel blend (B20) automotive fuel quality standard
The department released a position paper ‘Developing a B20 fuel quality standard’ on setting a fuel quality standard for diesel biodiesel blend (B20) automotive fuel containing at least 5 percent but not more than 20 percent biodiesel, under the Fuel Quality Standards Act 2000. Submissions closed on Friday 4 May 2012.
Injunction issued against Victorian service station for supply of non-compliant diesel
- On 8 December 2011, the Federal Court issued an injunction ordering HML Investments Pty Ltd (Vic) to restrain from selling diesel that does not comply with the Fuel Standard (Automotive Diesel) Determination 2001 for a period of two years.
Injunction issued against NSW service station for supply of non-compliant diesel
- On 17 October 2011, the Federal Court endorsed an undertaking made by Go Joe’s Pty Ltd (NSW) to not supply diesel that does not comply with the Fuel Standard (Automotive Diesel) Determination 2001 for two years.
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