SUPPLY REDUCTION THROUGH LOW AROMATIC FUEL

November 20, 2015

SUPPLY REDUCTION THROUGH LOW AROMATIC FUEL

Low aromatic fuel (LAF) is regular unleaded petrol that performs the same as regular petrol, but it has less of the toxic components that allow people to become intoxicated from the fumes.  The federal government has been supporting the rollout of LAF across northern Australia, including the Gulf region and Cape York.  LAF has been available in central Australia for around ten years.  Tristan Ray from the Central Australian Youth Link-Up Service (CAYLUS) has written a fact sheet for the Australian Drug Foundation's Drug Info service, titled "Supply reduction through low aromatic fuel (LAF) goes from strength to strength: A perspective on the LAW rollout from Central Australia." Tristan describes the success of the program and provides links to research which indicates significant savings to government and the community following the rollout of LAF.


For more information go to the Australian Government "Low Aromatic Unleaded" website.