The paper reviews Australia's total energy requirements under a number of scenarios through to 1990. Particular attention is paid to the demand for transport fuels in the context of these economic scenarios. In spite of the oil crisis of 1973 and the efforts since then by countries such as Australia to reduce this dependence on imported oil, our continued dependence on oil in this period is shown. Within the transport sector the significance of the energy requirements of road transport (private and commercial) is noted under all scenarios. The growth pattern of this transport fuel market is examined in the light of a number of possible changes which could occur in the use of cars, their design and the fuels they use e.g. Increased use of smaller cars, increased use of diesel engines, introduction of electric cars, pollution controls, fuel quality changes, increased use of public transport, use of non-oil based fuels. Particular attention is paid to the period up to 1990 and the impact that these changes could have together with the effect of delaying the date of their implementation. /Author/TRRL/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceeding of the 3rd Annual Meeting of the Australian Transport Research Forum--"Getting the Best Use From the Transport Infrastructure" Melbourne, Australia, May 24-25, 1977.
  • Corporate Authors:


  • Authors:
    • Bolduan, M G
  • Publication Date: 1977-5


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 23 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00165566
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jun 14 1981 12:00AM