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Fuel Security Report Highlights Need for Fracking

Graham Marshall - Wednesday, April 03, 2013
A report commissioned by NRMA Motoring & Services concludes that Australia could come to a standstill within three weeks if there was a major disruption to the country’s liquid fuel supply. 

The Australia’s Liquid Fuel Security report was prepared by Air Vice-Marshall John Blackburn (retired) and highlights the nation’s dependence on foreign oil and fuel.

The report calls on the Australian Government to develop an effective fuel security plan to deal with extraordinary disruptions to supply.

Such disruptions could occur as a result of war, economic turmoil, or natural disaster. 

NRMA Motoring & Services highlight that 85 per cent of Australia’s transport fuel comes from overseas crude oil and/or imported fuel. 

Almost 95 per cent of the road transport network relies on imported oil. 

Austrlaia has about three weeks’ worth of fuel before the country would come to a standstill. 

This fact alone could cause concern within the Australian Government.

Australia simply could not function without liquid transport fuels. 

The Australian Government must undertake a thorough analysis to identify and understand the risks that could affect our liquid fuel security. 

Only then can the Government make proper decisions to ensure an acceptable level of national resilience. 

The NRMA believes that Australia needs a fuel security plan to: 

+  Reduce our dependence on overseas fuel supplies by sourcing local supplies and safeguarding our refining capabilities; and 

+  Develop and use non-oil based alternative fuels or other resources available in Australia such as LPG and electric vehicles. 

The NRMA commissioned Jamison Group of transport and energy experts has developed two comprehensive plans to end our dependence on imported oil and secure our own transport energy future. 

At the Risk Tool Box, we also highlight the need to transition to unconventional fracked oil from oil shale available across Australia.  This could be a real game-changer, just has it is in the USA from oil shale in the Bakken, Eagle Ford and Uttica.
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