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With global warming and a shortage of fossil fuels both being important issues that we, as a planet, are currently facing, more and more resources are being invested in developing greener and more efficient fuels. Cleaner diesel is one of the 'clean fuels' now available; here's what you need to know.


For a time, Australian motorists saw a fairly regular pricing pattern that gave us cheaper fuel mid-week and more expensive fuel on the weekend. Today though, the cycle troughs (cheaper days) are as likely to fall on a Saturday one week, as they are on a Wednesday the next week.

In actual fact, retail fuel prices fluctuate from day to day and city to city. In this article, we identify five reasons fuel prices rise and fall. The more informed you are about what causes prices to fluctuate, the more likely you are to save.


There’s no denying Australia has a love affair with cars and trucks. Perhaps it’s our competitive nature, our love of the outdoors or simply the sheer size of the country that has fuelled this love affair, to the point where motoring is part of our cultural DNA.

But what literally is fuelling this relationship? Recent figures show that Australians use as much as 31,839 million litres of fuel each year, with 57% petrol and 37% diesel. In this article, we take a brief look at the major differences between diesel and petrol, and consider how they are refined, used and priced.


Australia’s fuel refineries play a critical role in the fuel supply chain, contributing around $1 billion per year to the economy, but did you know that there are only four left in the country?  


Bulk Fuel Australia is prioritising the safety and well-being of our customers, suppliers and the broader community during the evolving Covid-19 pandemic, and we remain focused on safe, reliable and compliant bulk fuel operations during this time.


It’s Photo of the Month time at BFA. The roads are eerily quiet at the moment, with Covid-19 forcing Australians indoors to flatten the curve. As an essential service, the team at Bulk Fuel Australia are still trucking, providing fuel services for our clients to keep their businesses moving at this time.


It has recently been announced that the Australian Federal Government has signed a new agreement with the United States to increase Australia’s emergency fuel reserve.


If you’ve got machinery sitting around your property that isn’t planned to be used for months at a time, it makes sense to wonder if the leftover fuel in the tank is still good to use down the track. What if you’ve got emergency fuel stored in a canister for a rainy day? Or bulk fuel in a fuel tank on your farm? What are the rules on low long it lasts in storage?


“How are those storms lately?” No matter where you are in Australia, chances are the wild weather has brought that sentence into the conversation. And where there’s big storms, there’s usually big power outages. This is what the latest Photo of the Month is all about. 


Australians are already very familiar with the fluctuations of fuel prices, however may not be aware that there are many factors affecting it such as manufacturing costs, supply and demand and competition.

Many of the basics of fuel pricing remain the same regardless of the location of the fuel bowser. A large portion of the fuel price is based on the cost of the actual fuel itself from the supplier and any additional taxes incurred along the way. However, regional Australia poses its own unique challenges that impact the way fuel prices change - and how often they do.