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Petrol Prices and Australian Consumers
Report of the ACCC inquiry into the price of unleaded petrol

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About this Review

On 15 June 2007 the then Treasurer (Peter Costello) approved an ACCC price inquiry into the price of unleaded petrol. Matters to be taken into consideration included (but were not restricted to):

  • 'the structure of the industry
  • the extent of competition at the refinery, wholesale and retail levels, including the role of imports
  • the determination of prices at each of these levels, including the methodology for determining wholesale prices
  • impediments to efficient petrol pricing and possible methods to address them. '


Terms of reference



Issues paper

An issues paper was released on 28 June 2007


Key Recommendations



Key statements






Submissions and meetings



Legislative changes