I just don't know why people continue to support a company who pride themselves in leading the way in petrol price increases having now lead every fuel increase in NZ for the past 17 months.
Avoid getting ripped off this Easter. Don't visit BP.
UPDATE: 20th March
BP have now been forced to drop their diesel back to 133.9 after the market didn't move with them and they were left hung out to dry. This is still a 1c premium over all the other major retailers who are still selling diesel at 132.9
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Comment by rscole86, on 19-Mar-2008 18:20
What we need is the consumers institute taking part, just like in Australia.
Comment by CJ, on 19-Mar-2008 19:21
Instead of those stupid boycott all petrol stations that someone tries to organise every year, someone should start up a website which says boycott (in this case) BP as they raised prices first and if possible go to XX as they were the last to put up prices. By putting out that info, it could drive behavior (where possible) and the petrol companies might try to be the last to push prices up rather than the first.
Comment by johnr, on 19-Mar-2008 19:28
I refuse to purchase anything from BP they always like to lead first in Higher prices!!
Comment by allstarnz, on 19-Mar-2008 19:53
yeah, BP are the worst of the lot, often 1c more expensive and to pump their prices up. Thieving busteds
Comment by photoman, on 20-Mar-2008 09:55
Unfortunately we can't avoid being ripped off as all the other petrol stations will follow suit. What really pi**es me off about all this is that these are the ones who should be the last to increase their prices. In most other markets, it's the small fry (like Gull) who don't have the same buying power, and have to increase prices first.
And just to add to BPs insult, the news this morning said the cost of crude dropped by $6 per barrel, but we wouldn't see a price drop as a result. Strange that when it goes up by $1 they up the price straight away, but take ages to drop it, using every excuse in the book.
Comment by john samson, on 5-May-2008 19:18
BP suck big time . I work for them ( not service stations ) and they screw us hard. I dont go to BP service stations on principle.Shell and BP are like brother and sister..if you want to make a diff..go to Mobil.
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