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Wednesday, 20 February 1980
Page: 166

Mr Humphreys asked the Minister representing the Minister for National Development and Energy, upon notice, on1 8 September1 979:

(1   ) What was the cost of petroleum imports for July1979.

(2)   What was the percentage increase in cost over the figure for July 1978.

(   3 ) What was the increase in petroleum consumption from July 1978 to July 1979.

(4)   Which companies or organisations were responsible for the increase in petroleum imports.

Mr Anthony -The Minister for National Development and Energy has provided the following answer to the honourable member's question:

(1)   $A 155,743,568 (Value for duty for Customs purposes). (Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics).

(2)   82.66 per cent increase. (Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics).

(3)   8.6 per cent increase in consumption of major petroleum fuels.

Details of consumption of other petroleum products are not available monthly.

(4)   The Australian Bureau of Statistics is unable to supply any information relating to individual companies as these details are confidential.

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