BP got pwned again.

By Steve Biddle, in , posted: 29-May-2007 17:06

Following on from my post yesterday BP Raises petrol prices by 8c per litre and rips of Kiwi motorists (again) my prediction that BP's 8c price increase was completely unsubstanciated has yet again been proven correct. They have been hung out to dry by the other major fuel companies who this afternoon raised their prices by 5c per litre to 156.9 forcing BP to cut their price by 3c per litre to match them. This is exactly the type of games BP have been playing over the past 3 weeks and follows on from my post last week about BP getting pwned.

Has anybody also noticed how the AA always used to criticise fuel price increases until BP started being the main culprit? It's obviously pure coincidence that around the same time as this BP hopped into bed with the AA. In the old days George Fairbain from the AA would be out accusing the fuel companies of ripping off customers. Now that it's their partner you hear very little..

I'm reckon everybody should boycott BP, it least it would send Peter Griffiths a blunt message that consumers don't want to be ripped off...Looking at it from another perspective  however maybe the fact that so many dumb consumers are happy to pay 8c per litlre more for fuel is all the proof they need that there is nothing wrong with their current strategy?



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Comment by riahon, on 29-May-2007 17:23

Confusing times. In Hamilton drove past BP today and advertised price $1.59. Thought wow another price increase, on way home drove past Mobil and advertised price $1.49.


Comment by cjs6793968, on 30-May-2007 09:58

Managed to get the 16c discount from PnS (Petone) last night, checked their 95 pump price and was 1.569 so figured $1.409/L was a damn good discount price for 95. I know it's BP fuel but that's a cheap as it's going to get.


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