|Praises, no criticism|
|Some praise, no criticism|
|Praises, some criticism|
|Criticism, some praise|
Note: Ratings are based on company record, including parent companies.
They are not a comment on the product itself.
|Outstanding Product Feature|
|Animal Ingredients Alert|
Fuel & Convenience Stores
|The Guide > Retail > Stores > Fuel & Convenience Stores|
Supermarket co-branded retail outlets account for 21.2% of retail sites and a massive 47% of the volume of petrol sold. (Woolworths/ Caltex 24%, Coles Express/Shell 23%, Caltex 18%, Independent retail chains 17%, BP 16%, Shell 2%). [Who Owns and Operates Retail Sites 2012–2013 ]
- Support local independent fuel retailers where possible.
As petroleum is a non-renewable natural resource the industry is faced with an inevitable eventual depletion of the world's oil supply. The Hubbert peak theory suggests that after a peak in oil production rates, a period of oil depletion will ensue. Since virtually all economic sectors rely heavily on petroleum, peak oil could lead to a partial or complete failure of markets
The petroleum industry is the largest industrial source of emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), a group of chemicals that contribute to the formation of ground-level ozone (smog). The combustion of fossil fuels produces greenhouse gases and other air pollutants as by-products. Some petroleum industry operations have been responsible for water pollution through by-products of refining and oil spills.
- Where possible, walk it or bike it, rather than drive it!
Major Fuel Supplier: Viva Energy
|Caltex Woolworths||EG Group (TDR Capital)
Fuel Supplier: Caltex Australia
|Shell||Viva Energy (Vitol Group)
Brand Owner: Shell
|7-Eleven||7-Eleven Australia (R G Withers)
Fuel Supplier: Mobil Oil Australia
|Coles Express||Coles Express (Coles Group)
Fuel Supplier: Viva Energy
|BP||BP Australia (BP)||UK||6|
|Gull||Puma Energy Australia (Trafigura)||NLD||6|
|Matilda, Choice, Peak||Puma Energy Australia (Trafigura)||NLD||6|
|Puma||Puma Energy Australia (Trafigura)||NLD||6|