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, but some fuel sellers may not have reported accurately. The department works with fuel sellers to address any identified data inaccuracies.

The data for 2020 shows significant impacts of the COVID 19 pandemic on fuel sales.

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 January to March 2016 (prior to commencement of the mandate on 1 January 2017), reportable volumes of E10, the most popular ethanol-blended petrol grade, have increased by about 74%.

Total volumes of petrol sold can be expected to fluctuate over time. Reported sales volumes decreased slightly in the October to December 2020 quarter, compared to the previous quarter. The ethanol percentage sold was the same as the previous quarter at 2.8%.

Due to the way the department collects data from fuel retailers, the volume of premium unleaded petrol (PULP) is the combined volumes of 95RON and 98RON petrol.

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 adjusted, 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 unblended biodiesel) from the total volume of diesel. The biodiesel percentage sold during the latest quarter is at 0.12% with sales volumes expected to fluctuate over time.

Figure 4. Biodiesel sales achieved by wholesalers