Fuel


Date Context Summary of development Action
23.11.98 ES denoting Economic Services Panel The Panel considered submissions by Caltex Oil Hong Kong Limited, Mobil Oil Hong Kong Limited and Shell Hong Kong Limited on their pricing practices for major retail fuels and by the Consumer Council on their study of retail prices of petroleum products. Members considered that data available to the public were insufficient for an assessment of whether the retail prices of oil products were fair. The Administration undertook to collect more data from the oil companies for further analysis.
10.2.99 CM denoting Council Motion A motion moved by Hon Miriam LAU as amended by Hon Fred LI Wah-ming on prices of fuel was negatived. [Hansard]
26.4.99 ES denoting Economic Services Panel Subsequent to the Panel meeting on 23 November 1998, the panel discussed the paper on the analysis of retail prices of three major fuels, namely unleaded petrol, automotive diesel and cylinder Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG). [Paper]
19.5.99 CQ denoting Council Question Hon Fred LI Wah-ming raised a question on monitoring fuel prices [Hansard]
24.1.00 ES denoting Economic Services Panel The Panel discussed the paper on the major findings and recommendations of a study into the Hong Kong motor gasoline, diesel and LPG markets conducted by the Consumer Council [Paper]

Findings and recommendations of the study provided by the Consumer Council [Paper]

22.5.00 ES denoting Economic Services Panel The Panel discussed the pricing mechanism and state of competition in the supply of industrial diesel. It also set out the import and storage requirements for light diesel oil. [Paper]
9.6.00 ES denoting Economic Services Panel The Panel discussed the findings from an analysis of the costs and profitability data of oil companies on the retail of unleaded petrol, automotive diesel and wholesale of cylinder LPG for the year 1999. [Paper]

Supplementary information on Industrial Diesel [Paper]

19.6.00 SUBC denoting Subcommittee on Resolution under section 4(2) of the Dutiable Commodities Ordinance (Cap. 109) The Administration introduced a resolution under section 4(2) of the Dutiable Commodities Ordinance (Cap.109) and a Subcommitee was formed to scrutinize the subsidiary legislation. The resolution aimed to introduce a concessionary duty rate for ultra low sulphur diesel (ULDS) as a fiscal incentive to encourage the use of this environmentally cleaner fuel. The Administration proposed to add a new provision to the effect that the concessionary duty rate for ULSD would be $1.11 from 7 July 2000 to 31 December 2000. [LegCo Brief]

The Subcommittee welcomed the introduction of ULSD into Hong Kong and supported the Administration's proposal to provide a concessionary duty rate for ULSD. [Report]

27.6.00 COU denoting Council Meeting The resolution under section 4(2) of the Dutiable Commodities Ordinance (Cap.109) was passed. The duty rate was $1.11 per litre during the period from 7 July 2000 to 31 December 2000; $2.00 during the period from 1 January 2001 to 31 December 2001; and $2.89 from 1 January 2002 onwards. [Hansard "page 295"]
24.10.00 ES denoting Economic Services Panel The Panel discussed the movement of retail prices of three major fuels, namely, unleaded petrol, automotive diesel and cylinder LPG; and the measures taken by the Administration to enhance competition in the local fuel market. Members noted that a Competition Subcommittee under the Energy Advisory Committee (EnAC) was set up in February 2000 to provide a forum to allow a more focused discussion on competition-related issues in the fuel market. [Paper]
20.12.00 CM denoting Council Motion A motion moved by the Secretary for the Treasury on the Resolution under section 4(2) of the Dutiable Commodities Ordinance (Cap. 109) to extend the concessionary duty rate (i.e. at $1.11 per litre) on ULSD to 30 June 2001 was passed. [Hansard "page 124"] [Paper]
17.1.01 CQ denoting Council Question Hon Miriam LAU raised a question on the provision of petrol filling stations in existing car parks and on land for other commercial uses so as to promote competition in the vehicle fuel market. [Hansard "page 15"]
28.5.01 ES denoting Economic Services Panel The Panel discussed the price of ULSD, the mechanism to monitor that oil companies pass on the benefit of the concessionary duty on ULSD to consumers and the duty rate for ULSD on or after 1 July 2001. [Paper]
20.6.01 CM denoting Council Motion A motion moved by the Secretary for the Treasury under section 4(2) of the Dutiable Commodities Ordinance (Cap.109) to extend the concessionary duty rate (i.e. at $1.11 per litre) on ULSD by nine months to 31 March 2002 was passed. [Hansard "page 229"] [Paper]
17.7.01 ES denoting Economic Services Panel Information paper provided by the Administration on the findings from an analysis of the costs and profitability data of oil companies on the retail of unleaded petrol, automotive diesel and wholesale of cylinder LPG for the year 2000. [Paper]
13.3.02 CM denoting Council Motion A motion moved by the Secretary for the Treasury under section 4(2) of the Dutiable Commodities Ordinance (Cap.109) to extend the rate of duty of $1.11 per litre on ULSD for one more year to 31 March 2003 was passed. [Hansard "page 262" ] [Paper]
22.4.02 ES denoting Economic Services Panel The Panel discussed the increase in retail pump price of ULSD and unleaded petrol. [Paper]

At members' request, the Administration provided a follow-up paper on initiatives to enhance competition in the fuel market. [Follow-up paper]

8.5.02 CQ denoting Council Question Hon Fred LI Wah-ming raised a question on monitoring the price of petrol [Hansard "page 21"]
28.10.02 ES denoting Economic Services Panel The Panel discussed the paper on the retail prices of major fuels, including unleaded petrol, ULSD, domestic LPG and auto LPG from January to mid October 2002. [Paper]
31.3.03 ES denoting Economic Services Panel The Panel discussed on the fuel surcharge levied by airlines on passenger and cargo services. [Paper]
19.3.03 CM denoting Council Motion A motion moved by the Secretary for Financial Services under section 4(2) of the Dutiable Commodities Ordinance (Cap.109) to extend the concessionary duty rate on ULSD of $1.11 per litre for another year from 1 April 2003 to 31 March 2004 was passed. [Hansard "page 201"] [Paper]
31.3.03 ES denoting Economic Services Panel The Panel discussed the paper on the trend movements of oil prices from January 2002 to 20 March 2003 and the impact of high oil prices on the economy and the general public at large. [Paper]
2.4.03 CQ denoting Council Question Dr Hon Eric LI raised questions on new tender requirements for gas filling stations and policies on oil reserves [Hansard "page 44"]
23.6.03 ES denoting Economic Services Panel The Panel discussed with the Administration on measures to encourage more competition in the fuel supply market and the new arrangements for tendering of petrol filling station (PFS) sites. [Paper]
12.11.03 CQ denoting Council Question Hon Fred LI Wah-ming raised a question on tendering of PFS sites. [Hansard "page 75"]
24.3.04 CM denoting Council Motion A motion moved by the Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury under section 4(2) of the Dutiable Commodities Ordinance (Cap.109) to extend the rate of duty of $1.11 per litre on ULSD to 31 December 2004 was passed. [Hansard "page 106" ] [Paper]
31.5.04 ES denoting Economic Services Panel The Panel discussed the paper on the trend movements in oil prices and the impact of high oil prices on the economy and the general public at large.[Paper]

At the members' request, the Administration provided a follow-up paper on the sectoral analysis of fuel cost. [Follow-up paper]

13.10.04 CQ denoting Council Question Hon LAU Kong-wah raised a question on prices of various types of oil [Hansard "Page 63"]
3.11.04 CQ denoting Council Question Hon Emily LAU raised a question on monitoring of oil prices [Hansard "Page 84"]
3.11.04 CQ denoting Council Question Hon LAU Kong-wah raised a question on land premium for petrol filing station sites [Hansard "Page 72"]
1.12.04 CQ denoting Council Question Hon Abraham SHEK raised a question on setting up committees to meet the threat of an oil shortage. [Hansard "Page 58"]
16.12.04 ES denoting Economic Services Panel In a closed meeting session, the Panel discussed with oil companies and the Administration the competition aspects of the fuel market.[Paper] Papers provided by two oil companies were issued under restricted cover.

Background brief prepared by the Secretariat. [Background brief]

2.2.05 CQ denoting Council Question Hon Ronny TONG Ka-wah raised a question on investigation of competition aspects in local retail fuel market. [Hansard "page 52"]
1.6.05CQ denoting Council Question Hon Howard YONG raised a question on calculation of fuel charges. [Hansard "page 73"]
16.11.05 CM denoting Council Motion Hon Miriam LAU moved a motion on reducing and remitting the duty on ultra low sulphur diesel. The motion as amended by Hon SIN Chung-kai was passed. [Hansard "page 143"]
24.4.06 ES denoting Economic Services Panel The Panel discussed the paper on Findings of a Consultancy Study on the Local Auto-fuel Retail Market and presentation materials provided by the Administration [Paper] [Paper]

Background brief prepared by the Secretariat. [Background brief]

25.10.06 CQ denoting Council Question Hon LAU Wai-hing, Emily raised a question on Regulation of oil prices. [Hansard "page 28"]
22.11.06 CQ denoting Council Question Hon CHEUNG Hok-ming raised a question on Smuggling of petrol by cross-boundary trucks. [Hansard "page 83"]
24.1.07 CQ denoting Council Question Hon Miriam LAU raised a question on Accuracy of fuel dispensers at fuel stations and enforcement of the Weights and Measures Ordinance. [Hansard "page 15"]
24.1.07 CQ denoting Council Question Hon Fred LI raised a question on Passenger fuel surcharge levied by airline operators. [Hansard "page 67"]
26.3.07 ES denoting Economic Services Panel The Panel discussed on the monitoring of auto-fuel retail prices and approval of fuel surcharge on air passengers. [Paper]

Development to date presented in background brief prepared by the Secretariat. [Background brief]

23.5.07 CQ denoting Council Question Hon Albert CHAN raised a question on Regulation of liquefied petroleum gas prices at filling stations. [Hansard "page 90"]
14.11.07 CQ denoting Council Question Hon CHEUNG Hok-ming raised a question on High oil prices. [Hansard "page 66"]
28.5.08 CQ denoting Council Question Hon CHAN Yuen-han raised a question on Impact of rising prices of motor vehicle fuels on the relevant trades. [Hansard "page 41"]
23.6.08 EDEV denoting Economic Development Panel The Panel discussed on rising fuel cost. [Paper]
24.10.08 EDEV denoting Economic Development Panel The Panel discussed on Auto-fuel Prices. [Paper]

Development to date presented in background brief prepared by the Secretariat. [Background brief]

Paper on Auto-fuel prices in selected places prepared by the Legislative Council Secretariat [Information note]

22.10.08 CQ denoting Council Question Hon Fred LI raised a question on High level of pump prices of motor fuels. [Hansard "page 44"]
29.10.08 CQ denoting Council Question Hon CHEUNG Hok-ming raised a question on Regulation of the prices of liquefied petroleum gas. [Hansard "page 17"]
12.11.08 CM denoting Council Motion A motion moved by Hon Miriam LAU Kin-yee on alleviating the burden of fuel costs on the public and relevant trades as amended by Hon CHAN Hak-kan, Hon WONG Kwok-hing and Hon Fred LI Wah-ming was passed. [Hansard "page 284"] [Progress Report]
27.4.09 EDEV denoting Economic Development Panel The Panel discussed on Bunker Oil Pollution (Liability and Compensation) Bill. [Paper]
30.1.13 CQ denoting Council Question Hon LEUNG Kwok-hung raised a question on prices of domestic liquefied petroleum gas. [Hansard "page 36"]
30.1.13 CQ denoting Council Question Hon Gary FAN Kwok-wai raised a question on supply of centralized domestic liquefied petroleum gas. [Hansard "page 59"]
27.11.13 CQ denoting Council Question Dr Hon Elizabeth QUAT raised a question on fuel mix for future energy policy. [Hansard "page 68"]


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