Fuel seller statistics
Volume of regular and ethanol-blended petrol sold by liable fuel retailers in megalitres
Below is a summary of fuel sales activity in Queensland by liable fuel retailers since the commencement of the sustainable biobased petrol mandate.
Statistics on the sustainable biobased diesel mandate are also summarised and published below.
The data reflects what fuel sellers have reported to the department for the relevant quarters. The department works with fuel sellers to address any identified data deficiencies or inaccuracies.
The data for 2021 shows that fuel sales are slowly recovering after the significant impacts of the COVID‑19 pandemic.
Figure 1. Volume of regular and ethanol-blended petrol sold by liable fuel retailers in megalitres
Volume of petrol types sold by liable fuel retailers in megalitres
The ethanol percentage for each quarterly period depicts the percentage of pure ethanol from the total volume of regular unleaded petrol (RULP) and RULP blends, such as E10 and E85.
Since the January to March 2016 quarter (prior to commencement of the mandate on 1 January 2017), reportable volumes of E10, the most popular ethanol-blended petrol grade, have increased by 77%.
Total volumes of petrol sold can be expected to fluctuate over time. Reported sales volumes of all petrol grades except E10 decreased in the April to June 2021 quarter, compared to the previous quarter. With a slight increase in the volume of E10 sold in the April to June quarter, the ethanol percentage has increased to 2.9%.
The volume of premium unleaded petrol (PULP) is the combined volumes of 95RON and 98RON petrol due to the way the department collects data from fuel retailers.
Figure 2. Volume of petrol types sold by liable fuel retailers in megalitres
Petrol availability at retail sites owned or operated by liable fuel retailers
The number of sites offering biobased petrol continues to grow, with an increase in sites offering E10 in the most recently reported quarter.
In the data below, the availability of PULP is the combined availability of 95RON and 98RON petrol. Sites selling PULP may be offering only 95RON, only 98RON, or both.
Note: Some previously reported data for earlier quarters has been updated, based on more recently reported information from fuel retailers.
Figure 3. Petrol availability at retail sites owned or operated by liable fuel retailers
Biodiesel sales achieved by wholesalers
The percentage of biodiesel sold for each quarterly period depicts the percentage of B100 (pure un-blended biodiesel) from the total volume of diesel. The biodiesel percentage sold during the latest quarter is at 0.11% with sales volumes expected to fluctuate over time.
Figure 4. Biodiesel sales achieved by wholesalers