2015 Review of the Fuel Quality Standards Act 2000
On 12 June 2015 the Minister for the Environment announced the second independent review of the Fuel Quality Standards Act 2000.
Fuel quality in Australia
The quality of fuel in Australia is regulated by the Fuel Quality Standards Act 2000 (the Act) and the Fuel Quality Standards Regulations 2001. The Act places an obligation on the fuel industry, including fuel suppliers, to supply fuels that meet strict environmental requirements.
Setting a standard
Variations and approvals
Under Section 13 of the Act, the Minister is able to grant approval to supply fuel that varies from the standards.