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.
Section 13 approvals
Amendments to the Autogas (LPG) fuel quality standard
Amendments have been made following a review of the Autogas Standard. The amendments commenced on 13 July 2013.
Developing a B20 fuel quality standard
Submissions are currently being considered in the development of a position paper outlining the proposed B20 standard and labelling requirements for B20 fuel.