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Russia, oil and petrol prices

I’ve been getting questions about oil and petrol prices and the role of Russia. For what it’s worth here is my take. The Brent oil price yesterday was US$132.33 per barrel (8 March) and Australian ULP petrol prices are passing $2/litre. Q. Why are oil prices shooting up? A. The oil market was very tight […]

Australia the odd country out on oil ref...

Following the announcement of the forthcoming closure of ExxonMobil’s Altona refinery, we have been digging out the numbers on where Australia stands internationally in oil consumption versus refining capacity. Australia isn’t a small oil consumer. According to the BP energy statistics, Australia ranked number 16 in the world consuming 1,046 thousand barrels per day (kbbl/d) […]