Original article by Primrose Riordan
The Australian – Page: 1 & 4 : 7-Jan-19
There is growing concern about Australia’s limited onshore fuel stockpiles, with experts warning that it is less prepared than other developed nations for an international crisis that would affect fuel supplies. Data from the Department of Energy shows that Australia’s petrol stockpile would last 22 days, while the diesel fuel supply would be exhausted in just 17 days. In contrast, the International Energy Agency recommends that nations have a fuel stockpile equivalent to 90 days. The federal government has been criticised for delaying a review of Australia’s fuel stockpiles.
AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF THE ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY, INTERNATIONAL ENERGY AGENCY, LIBERAL PARTY OF AUSTRALIA, DEAKIN UNIVERSITY, AUSTRALIAN STRATEGIC POLICY INSTITUTE LIMITED, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF HOME AFFAIRS, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF DEFENCE