The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries has acknowledged the Federal Government’s allocation of $250 million in funding to improve Australia’s fuel quality.
FCAI Chief Executive Tony Weber said increasing fuel quality was an important step in reducing Australia’s transport sector emissions.
“A reduction in sulphur is a move in the right direction. This will assist Australia’s internal combustion fleet to run more efficiently,” Mr Weber said.
However, further work needs to be done to bring Australia’s fuel quality in line with global standards.
“Australia’s fuel quality is lagging two decades behind the advanced world. This adversely impacts both the environment and the engines available to Australian motorists.
If taxpayer funds are used to assist the refining industry, Australians should be provided with world quality fuel in return,” Mr Weber added.