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Fuel and energy (COFOG-A 043)

Australian System of Government Finance Statistics: Concepts, Sources and Methods
Reference period
2015
Released
23/12/2015
Next release Unknown
First release
A1C.70.

Fuel and energy (COFOG-A 043) consists of government expenditure on fuel and energy. This category is further classified into:

  • coal and other solid mineral fuels (COFOG-A 0431);
  • petroleum and natural gas (COFOG-A 0432);
  • nuclear fuel (COFOG-A 0433);
  • other fuels (COFOG-A 0434);
  • electricity (COFOG-A 0435);
  • non-electric energy (COFOG-A 0436); and
  • fuel and energy not elsewhere classified (COFOG-A 0439).

Coal and other solid mineral fuels (COFOG-A 0431)

A1C.71.

Coal and other solid mineral fuels (COFOG-A 0431) includes coal of all grades, lignite and peat irrespective of the method used in their extraction or beneficiation and the conversion of these fuels to other forms such as coke or gas. This category consists of:

  • the administration of solid mineral fuel affairs and services; conservation, discovery, development and rationalised exploitation of solid mineral fuel resources; supervision and regulation of the extraction, processing, distribution and use of solid mineral fuels;
  • the production and dissemination of general information, technical documentation and statistics on solid mineral fuel affairs and services; and
  • grants, loans or subsidies to support the solid mineral fuel industry and the coke, briquette or manufactured gas industries.

Includes: Price control; measures designed to reduce or increase consumption or production.

Excludes: Solid mineral fuel transportation affairs (classified to the appropriate class of COFOG-A 11).

Petroleum and natural gas (COFOG-A 0432)

A1C.72.

Petroleum and natural gas (COFOG-A 0432) includes natural gas, liquefied petroleum gases and refinery gases, oil from wells or other sources such as shale or tar sands and the distribution of town gas regardless of its composition. This category consists of:

  • the administration of petroleum and natural gas affairs and services; conservation, discovery, development and rationalised exploitation of petroleum and natural gas resources; supervision and regulation of the extraction, processing, distribution and use of petroleum and natural gas;
  • the production and dissemination of general information, technical documentation and statistics on petroleum and natural gas affairs and services; and
  • grants, loans or subsidies to support the petroleum extraction industry and the industry refining crude petroleum and related liquid and gaseous products.

Includes: Price control; measures designed to reduce or increase consumption or production.

Excludes: Petroleum or gas transportation affairs (classified to the appropriate class of COFOG-A 11).

Nuclear fuel (COFOG-A 0433)

A1C.73.

Nuclear fuel (COFOG-A 0433) consists of:

  • the administration of nuclear fuel affairs and services; conservation, discovery, development and rationalised exploitation of nuclear material resources; supervision and regulation of the extraction and processing of nuclear fuel materials and of the manufacture, distribution and use of nuclear fuel elements;
  • the production and dissemination of general information, technical documentation and statistics on nuclear fuel affairs and services; and
  • grants, loans or subsidies to support the nuclear materials mining industry and the industries processing such materials.

Includes: Price control; measures designed to reduce or increase consumption or production.

Excludes: Nuclear fuel transportation affairs (classified to the appropriate class of COFOG-A 11); disposal of radioactive wastes (classified to waste management not elsewhere classified (COFOG-A 0519)).

Other fuels (COFOG-A 0434)

A1C.74.

Other fuels (COFOG-A 0434) consists of:

  • the administration of affairs and services involving fuels such as alcohol, wood and wood wastes, bagasse and other non-commercial fuels;
  • the production and dissemination of general information, technical documentation and statistics on availability, production and utilisation of such fuels; and
  • grants, loans or subsidies to promote the use of such fuels for the production of energy.

Includes: Price control; measures designed to reduce or increase consumption or production.

Excludes: Forest management (classified to forestry (COFOG-A 0422)); wind and solar heat (classified to electricity (COFOG-A 0435) or non-electric energy (COFOG-A 0436)); geothermal resources (classified to non-electric energy (COFOG-A 0436)).

Electricity (COFOG-A 0435)

A1C.75.

Electricity (COFOG-A 0435) includes both traditional sources of electricity such as thermal or hydro supplies and newer sources such as wind or solar heat. This category consists of:

  • the administration of electricity affairs and services; conservation, development and rationalised exploitation of electricity supplies; supervision and regulation of the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity;
  • the construction or operation of non-enterprise-type electricity supply systems;
  • the production and dissemination of general information, technical documentation and statistics on electricity affairs and services; and
  • grants, loans or subsidies to support the electricity supply industry, including such expenditure for the construction of dams and other works designed chiefly to provide electricity.

Includes: Price control; measures designed to reduce or increase consumption or production; wave energy.

Excludes: Non-electric energy produced by wind, solar heat, steam, hot water or hot air (classified to non-electric energy (COFOG-A 0436)).

Non-electric energy (COFOG-A 0436)

A1C.76.

Non-electric energy (COFOG-A 0436) consists of:

  • the administration of non-electric energy affairs and services which chiefly concern the production, distribution and utilisation of heat in the form of steam, hot water or hot air;
  • the construction or operation of non-enterprise-type systems supplying non-electric energy;
  • the production and dissemination of general information; technical documentation and statistics on availability, production and utilisation of non-electric energy; and
  • grants, loans or subsidies to promote the use of non-electric energy.

Includes: Geothermal resources; non-electric energy produced by wind or solar heat; price control; measures designed to reduce or increase consumption or production.

Fuel and energy not elsewhere classified (COFOG-A 0439)

A1C.77.

Fuel and energy not elsewhere classified (COFOG-A 0439) consists of

  • the administration, operation or support of activities such as formulation, administration, coordination and monitoring of overall policies, plans, programs and budgets relating to fuel and energy affairs and services;
  • the preparation and enforcement of legislation and standards related to fuel and energy affairs and services; and
  • the production and dissemination of general information, technical documentation and statistics relating to fuel and energy affairs and services.

Includes: Measures designed to reduce or increase consumption or production of both fuel and energy that cannot be classified to coal and other solid mineral fuels (COFOG-A 0431), petroleum and natural gas (COFOG-A 0432), nuclear fuel (COFOG-A 0433), other fuels (COFOG-A 0434), electricity (COFOG-A 0435) or non-electric energy (COFOG-A 0436); fuel and energy affairs and services that cannot be classified to coal and other solid mineral fuels (COFOG-A 0431), petroleum and natural gas (COFOG-A 0432), nuclear fuel (COFOG-A 0433), other fuels (COFOG-A 0434), electricity (COFOG-A 0435) or non-electric energy (COFOG-A 0436).

Excludes: Transportation of fuel (classified to the appropriate class of COFOG-A 11).