Australia's future oil supply and alternative transport fuels - Interim report

Australia's future oil supply and alternative transport fuels - Interim report

7 September 2006

© Commonwealth of Australia 2006
ISBN 0 642 71706 0

View the report as a single document - (PDF 315KB)

View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Membership of the Committee (PDF 144KB)
Chapter One - Introduction (PDF 119KB)

Structure of the report

Chapter Two - Future oil demand and supply (PDF 146KB)

World oil production and consumption
'Peak oil' critique of official predictions
Oil production and consumption in Australia

Chapter Three - Economic and social impact of high fuel prices (PDF 157KB)

The effects of recent price increases
Long term effects of a scenario of rising oil prices
The risk of supply side disruptions
Avoiding adverse impacts

Chapter Four - Supply side responses (PDF 178KB)

Searching for more oil in Australia
Non-conventional petroleum
Gaseous fuels - natural gas, LPG and hydrogen

Chapter Five - Demand side responses (PDF 166KB)

Increasing the fuel efficiency of vehicles
More use of rail for long distance freight
Encouraging walking, cycling and public transport in cities
Other matters: fringe benefits taxation of company cars

Appendix One - List of Submissions (PDF 102KB)
Appendix Two - Witnesses who appeared before the Committee at the Public Hearings (PDF 122KB)

For further information, contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3511
Fax: +61 2 6277 5811