The Northern Territory news Mon 15 Feb 2016
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MONDAY FEBRUARY 15 2016 NEWS 11 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA FUEL companies could face up to $61,000 in fines and jail time for failing to comply with disclosure legislation introduced to the Territory Parliament last week. Chief Minister Adam Giles introduced the Fuel Disclosure Bill on Thursday. It is not expected back into Parliament to be passed until after the next sittings. The legislation followed a please explain letter to companies after delays in passing on savings from drops in global fuel prices. I shouldnt have to intervene every time to see savings passed on, he said at the time. Mr Giles told Parliament the Bill ensured transparency in the automotive-fuel retail market and made fuel retailers more accountable. The Bill will allow for the making of Gazette orders that require automotive-fuel retailers and those that supply them to provide details and a full breakdown of their retail and profit margins, he said. The Bill may have been part of the reason fuel prices, especially diesel, dropped by nearly 10 cents in a week. Late last week multiple service stations in the greater Darwin area, including Virginia Store, had diesel cheaper than ULP at Fuel companies face fines Darren Howard says support the little guys as he fills up at Virginia Store at only 117.7 cents a litre Picture: PATRINA MALONE 117.7 cents per litre. ULP was hovering around 120 cents. Since the start of 2016, an average diesel user has saved more than $15 on a 75-litre tank. Local businessman Darren Howard, of Bullet Proof Kitchens, welcomed the cut prices. I install commercial kitchens and at times I have to pass on my costs to the consumer, especially when diesel was getting up to $1.80 per litre, he said. Now its great and Virginia Store, which is my local, and I support the local, were quick to pass on the savings. Virginia Store was the first to drop below 120 cents for diesel, beating all major service stations by more than a week. Mr Giles said he became frustrated with the gap in the margins from the TGP, or terminal gate price, with Territorians paying on average eight cents per litre more for ULP and 12 cents more for diesel than southern capital cities. The TGP for ULP in Darwin yesterday was 101.5 cents per litre while diesel was 96.4. The Commissioner of Consumer Affairs will be the regulator and have oversight of the legislation. The commissioner will publish on his website information to consumers about the breakdown of fuel prices and the structure of the fuel industry. ASHLEY MANICAROS BRIGHTEN UP YOUR DAY With engaging and Territory-relevant sections including Council, Fishing, Youth, Seniors, Education, Junior Sport, Gardening and Entertainment, were confdent youll love our new look as much as we do. Instead of a letter box drop, there will be three great ways that you can get your weekly dose of the Sun Newspapers. From February 23, the Sun Newspapers has a new look and a new home inside the NT News every Tuesday. V0 - SUBE01Z01MA DARWIN SUN, Sunday, August 15, 2015 01 CHRISTMAS ALL BOXED UP >>P3 SOLAR THE WAY FORWARD >>p3 DEVELOPMENT DOUBTS autatur aperum nonecae et ideribusdae iur aspellut ium fugia nimiliq uistet a eatquiae. Et placcab oreprat eos pores s PAGE 3 RAINBOW LORIKEETS TAKE A SPOT P8 STEPPING AHEAD STORY >>P9 A Goyder Walking Trail crossing over Darwin, Palmerston and Litchfield could be on the cards for keen trekkers like Shaye Hatty WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2015 YOUR COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER PHONE: 1300 305 191 FAX: 8944 9960 Monday, February 1, 2016 Country freight 20 cents extra ntnews.com.au $1.30 Incl GST NOT YOUR AVERAGE BACKYARD SAND PIT DINNER AND A MOVIE Cinema to build new dining deck >>P9 What is Matt Wright up to? >>P5 ANGER AFTER POWER OUTAGE Alice Springs residents want compo >>P3 Veteran Veteran bullrider bullrider takes a final takes a final shot at rodeoshot at rodeo Katherine veteran bullrider Mark Lamberth is having one last shot at winning the national bull riding titles. The Territorian is sitting second in the competition. Picture: ISABELLA MOOREBUCKINGBUCKING THE THE TRENDTREND FREE from over 130 outlets around Darwin, Palmerston and Lichtfeld every Wednesday ONLINE as a digital edition every Wednesday at sunnewspapers.com.au INSIDE the NT News every Tuesday OR OR
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