SOME POSSIBLE IMPLICATIONS OF RISING PETROLEUM FUEL PRICES FOR ROAD TRANSPORT

In this paper consideration is given to some of the possible implications for private automobile travel of Australia adopting import parity pricing for domestic oil and placing an increasing reliance on imported oil supplies, over the next 10-15 years. At the national level anticipated increases in the oil bill and foreign exchange requirements could lead to government policies with significant transport implications. For households rising petrol prices are likely to have their main aggregate effect upon recreational travel. However, of potentially far greater significance are the disaggregated effects upon lower income groups, especially those dependent upon cars for mobility. /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:

    VICTORIA MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT

    MELBOURNE,    
  • Authors:
    • LANE, J E
  • Publication Date: 1977-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 34 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00165578
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jun 14 1978 12:00AM