Fact check: Does Australia have 3 weeks of petrol in reserve?

Thursday 24 May 2018

"The reason for the divide is because [increasing fuel reserves] is costly, as it would require the government to hold public stocks, require higher holdings by companies in private inventories, or buy tickets," Associate Professor Hughes said.

The claim

In the wake of US airstrikes on Syria, Liberal Senator Jim Molan raised concerns about Australian fuel supplies being affected by conflict in the Middle East.

Read the full ABC news article including commentary by ECI Executive member, Associate Professor Llewelyn Hughes, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU. 

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