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Australia: ACCC takes aim at government fuel arrangements

 |  November 23, 2015

Australia’s competition watchdog has taken aim at the Northern Territory Government’s fuel supply arrangements and highlighted a 10-cents-per-litre gap in Darwin prices compared with other cities during a two-year period.

It took aim at the NT Government’s fuel supply arrangements, which are exclusively with Puma Energy, the largest player in the local petrol market.

“The fact that the Northern Territory Government has a fuel arrangement with the largest player in the petrol market may be a contributing factor to the consolidation in the retail market,” the ACCC said.

“When the current contract expires in 2017 the Northern Territory Government may wish to consider the implications on the fuel market of government fuel card arrangements.”

Full content: The Australian

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