Caltex says no carbon tax hit on diesel

Refiner Caltex has rejected speculation that the carbon tax will mean a price increase in diesel refined locally.

The Australian market is exposed internationally on price, which means any domestic increase will fall prey to fuel that is imported and therefore escapes the impact of the tax, a Caltex spokesman tells ATN.
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TT-Line mulls carbon tax surcharge

Bass Strait ferry operator TT-Line should know in February if it will charge trucking operators more for its services due to the impact of the carbon tax. By that time, its fuel supplier, Shell, should have decided how much of the carbon tax it will pass on to customers, according to TT-Line CEO Charles Griplas. Last financial year, the company’s roll on-roll off service transported 91,826 teu (20-foot container equivalent units), Infrastructure Minister David O’Byrne said after attending the Legislative Council TT-Line Government Business Enterprise scrutiny hearing at State Parliament.
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