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Biofuels marketplace data 

From 1 January 2017, new Biofuels laws commenced in NSW. The new laws apply to primary wholesalers (Mobil Australia, Viva Energy Australia and Freedom Fuels Australia Pty Ltd), volume fuel retailers (majors) and volume fuel retailers (independents). The primary wholesalers are required to register and report quarterly volumes to Fair Trading but the mandate does not apply.

Results reported by volume fuel retailers (majors) 

The following results were reported in 2017:

The following results were reported in 2016:

The following results were reported in 2015:

Results for the 2014 and 2013 periods are listed in the Biofuel results archive (PDF size: 27kb).

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Exemptions 

Volume fuel retailers can apply for an exemption in accordance with the Exemptions Framework (PDF size: 133kb) issued by NSW Fair Trading. These guidelines will remain in force until superseded.

The following tables shows partial exemption percentages granted as at 1 August 2017 for major volume fuel retailers.

 Volume fuel retailer

Ethanol exemption percentages granted

 Jan - Mar 2017

Oct - Dec 2016

Jul - Sep 2016

Apr - Jun 2016
BP Australia Pty Ltd  2.73% 2.07%   2.00%  2.08%
Caltex Australia Petroleum Pty Ltd  1.83%  1.70%  1.85%  1.99%
Eureka operations Pty Ltd, T/A Coles Express 2.27% 2.27% - -
Lowes Petroleum Service, T/A Ocwen Energy Pty Ltd 0.95%  0.95%  -  -
Mobil Oil Australia Pty Ltd  -  2.50%  2.50%  2.50%
Park Pty Ltd  2.67%  2.00%  -  -
Puma Energy (Neumann)  2.96%  2.60%  -  -
United Petroleum Pty Ltd  4.25%  4.25%  4.00%  4.70%
Woolworths Limited 3.24% 3.23% 3.22% 3.44%
7-Eleven Stores Pty Ltd 2.69% 2.65% 2.61% 2.60%

 

 Volume fuel retailer

Biodiesel exemption percentages granted

 Jan - March 2017

Oct - Dec 2016

Jul - Sep 2016

Apr - Jun 2016
BP Australia Pty Ltd  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%
Caltex Australia Petroleum Pty Ltd  0.25%  0.40%  0.50%  0.00%
Eureka Operations Pty Ltd T/A Coles Express   0.00%   0.00% - -
Lowes Petroleum Service, T/A Ocwen Energy Pty Ltd   0.00%  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%
Park Pty Ltd  0.80%  0.80% - -
Puma Energy (Neumann)  0.00%  0.00% - -
United Petroleum Pty Ltd  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%
Woolworths Limited  0.39%  0.20%  0.20%  0.20%
7-Eleven Stores Pty Ltd  0.00%  0.00%  0.00% -

 

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Progress charts 

The following graph shows the sale of E10 by regulated entities as a percentage of total petrol sales, by quarter.

The following graph shows the sale of ethanol by regulated entities as a percentage of total petrol sales, by quarter.

The following graph shows ethanol content as a component of total petrol sales by regulated entities in NSW.

*Note: In 2Q16, some regulated entities did not provide a sales return.

The following graph shows the overall percentage of total biodiesel sales by quarter.

E10 and E85 

2017 results

The average ethanol content taken from E10 samples in the previous year was 9.63%.

The result of the ethanol content tested from E85 samples was 79.47%.

2015 Results

The E10 ethanol content results below, were tested from E10 samples taken from nine service stations in Sydney, Newcastle and Wollongong in September 2015. 

Under the Biofuels Regulation (No 2) 2016, E10 should contain not less than 9% ethanol while the federal Petrol Fuel Quality Standard imposes a maximum of 10% ethanol. All of the test results were within the required 9% to 10% ethanol content range. 

29 September 2015

  • Metro Petroleum, Wollongong (Mobil fuel) - 9.61%
  • Enhance, Wollongong (Park fuel) - 9.73%

28 September 2015

  • 7-Eleven, Windsor - 9.35%
  • BP Connect, Carlingford - 9.54%

25 September 2015

  • Coles Express, Merewether - 9.65%
  • Caltex Star Mart, Charlestown - 9.88%

22 September 2015

  • BP, Croydon - 9.51%
  • Coles Express, Pagewood (Shell) - 9.56%
  • Caltex Woolworths, Roseberry - 9.83%

2013 Results

The E10 ethanol content results below, were tested from E10 samples taken from 19 Sydney service stations in 2013. The sites sampled are representative of all the major oil companies and terminals supplying Sydney.

26 June 2013

  • BP, West Ryde - 9.65%
  • 7-Eleven, West Ryde (Mobil fuel) - 9.39%
  • Budget Petrol, West Ryde (Mobil fuel) - 9.51%
  • Coles Express, West Ryde (Shell fuel) - 9.58%
  • Caltex, Ermington - 9.46%

6 June 2013

  • BP, Sans Souci - 9.65%
  • Coles Express, South Hurstville (Shell fuel) - 9.65%
  • Caltex, Taren Point - 9.97%
  • Caltex, Penshurst - 9.92%
  • Metro, South Hurstville (Mobil fuel) - 9.73%

16 May 2013

  • BP, Rosehill - 9.87%
  • Coles Express, Greenacre (Shell fuel) - 9.82%
  • Caltex, Greenacre - 9.82%
  • 7-Eleven, Belmore (Mobil fuel) - 9.74%
  • Enhance, Wiley Park (Park fuel) - 9.95%

30 April 2013

  • BP, Auburn - 9.55%
  • Coles Express, Five Dock (Shell fuel) - 9.58%
  • Caltex, Granville - 9.14%
  • 7-Eleven, Granville (Mobil fuel) - 9.13%

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