Biofuels marketplace data

From 1 January 2017, new Biofuels laws started in NSW. The new laws apply to primary wholesalers including Mobil Australia, Viva Energy Australia and Freedom Fuels Australia Pty Ltd, volume fuel retailers (majors and independents). The primary wholesalers must register and report quarterly volumes to NSW 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.

The following results were reported in 2014:

The following results were reported in 2013:

Exemptions

Volume fuel retailers can apply for an exemption under the Exemptions Framework (PDF, 424.41 KB). These guidelines will remain in force until superseded. The following tables show partial exemption percentages for major volume fuel retailers from 1 August 2017.

The following tables shows partial exemption percentages granted or the minimum percentages that the major volume fuel retailers had to achieve.

Volume fuel retailer

Ethanol exemption percentages granted

Oct - Dec 2017

Jul - Sep 2017

Apr-Jun 2017

Jan - Mar 2017

Oct - Dec 2016

BP Australia Pty Ltd

2.00%

2.00%

2.73%

2.73%

2.07%

Caltex Australia Petroleum Pty Ltd

1.92%

1.92%

1.83%

1.83%

1.70%

Eureka operations Pty Ltd, T/A Coles Express

2.18%

2.27%

2.27%

2.27%

2.27%

Lowes Petroleum Service, T/A Ocwen Energy Pty Ltd

0.95%

0.95%

0.95%

0.95%

0.95%

Mobil Oil Australia Pty Ltd

-

-

-

-

2.50%

Park Pty Ltd

3.14%

*

3.13%

2.67%

2.00%

Puma Energy (Neumann)

2.90%

2.90%

2.96%

2.96%

2.60%

United Petroleum Pty Ltd

3.88%

*

4.25%

4.25%

4.25%

Woolworths Limited

2.62%

2.62%

3.24%

3.24%

3.23%

7-Eleven Stores Pty Ltd

2.40%

2.40%

2.69%

2.69%

2.65%

Volume fuel retailer

Biodiesel exemption percentages granted

Oct - Dec 2017

Jul - Sep 2017

Apr-Jun 2017

Jan - March 2017

Oct - Dec 2016

BP Australia Pty Ltd

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

Caltex Australia Petroleum Pty Ltd

0.00%

0.00%

0.25%

0.25%

0.40%

Eureka Operations Pty Ltd T/A Coles Express

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

Lowes Petroleum Service, T/A Ocwen Energy Pty Ltd

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

Park Pty Ltd

0.00%

*

0.80%

0.80%

0.80%

Puma Energy (Neumann)

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

United Petroleum Pty Ltd

0.00%

*

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

Woolworths Limited

0.00%

0.00%

0.34%

0.39%

0.20%

7-Eleven Stores Pty Ltd

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

* United Petroleum Pty Ltd and Park Pty Ltd did not receive exemptions

Progress charts

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

Sales of E10 by regulated entities as a percentage of total petrol sales

The following graph shows ethanol content as a component of total petrol sales by for major fuel retailers in NSW.

*Note: In 2Q16 and 3Q2017, some regulated entities did not provide a sales return.

The following graph shows the overall percentage of total biodiesel sales by quarter for major fuel retailers in NSW.

NSW Biodiesel %

E10 and E85

2017 results

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

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

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 have no less than 9 percent ethanol and the federal Petrol Fuel Quality Standard imposes a maximum of 10 percent ethanol. All of the test results were within the required 9 to 10 percent ethanol content range.

29 September 2015

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

28 September 2015

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

25 September 2015

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

22 September 2015

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

2013 Results

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

26 June 2013

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

6 June 2013

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

16 May 2013

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

30 April 2013

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