BP leads the way yet again - raising their fuel by 3c litre in New Zealand

By Steve Biddle, in , posted: 9-Apr-2008 15:28

Continuing on with their unbeaten 17 month record of having lead every fuel price rise in New Zealand BP today raised their prices again by 3c per litre across all products. Not content with being classed as a follower, BP's strategy of being leaders in the field when it comes to fuel price increases continues unabated!

This brings the price of a litre of 91 octane unleaded to 182.9 per litre, a new record for New Zealand. Diesel has risen to 141.9 however due to BP having maintained a 2c per litre premium over all other chains for diesel for at least the last month this means their diesel is now 5c per litre more than all other competitors which makes that standard 4c fuel docket from New World a waste of time.

As of mid afternoon no other fuel companies have yet announced that they will be following suit.

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Comment by barf, on 9-Apr-2008 16:34

but, they still have the best dinosaur juice at retail prices


Comment by bcourtney, on 9-Apr-2008 17:33

I must admit that since one of your earlier posts about this (a good few months ago) I switched my allegiance to Shell and haven't looked back! We do a lot more of our gracery shopping at Woolworths now because of this too (Shell petrol dockets)...

Boo to you BP


Comment by guyz, on 9-Apr-2008 19:22

yup same here..i dont do BP fuel anymore..not 12 months and i have noticed most of the patrons at my local BP station are predominanlty FUEL CARD users..i.e company cars so they HAVE to use BP fuel or simply stuck with the fuelcards.( i only go in for the BEAN COFFEE)

Anywho..the more people that boycott BP the more they will feel it..perhaps another round of anti BP or boycot BP  emails to remind everyone?


Comment by paradoxsm, on 9-Apr-2008 22:33

Good to see your persistence in blogging this continuing scam. I noticed a supermarket was boasting 10c fuel discounts at ... BP.. funny that.

BP - Be Patronised.


Comment by Bung, on 10-Apr-2008 07:51

Were they leaders or followers? On radio news Caltex and Shell were quoted as being the first with no comment yet from the other companies.

Newstalk ZB

Business Report for Wednesday, April 9, 2008

9/04/2008 12:32:01

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It just keeps getting more expensive at the pump.

Caltex has hiked the price of petrol by three cents a litre and diesel by five cents.

91 is now at 183.9c a litre with 95 is at 188.9.

Diesel is 141c a litre.

The price rise comes as crude oil prices fall, ending a volatile week which saw it creep up eight percent. It is trading at around $US108 a barrel.

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Author's note by sbiddle, on 10-Apr-2008 09:28

I found that media report strange when I heard it yesterday.

BP had increased their fuel prices by mid morning at the pump and yet as of last night no other chain had increased their prices at the pump.


Author's note by sbiddle, on 10-Apr-2008 09:41

Cardlink Data from this morning still shows Caltex are still 179.9 for 91 Unleaded in the Wellington region and 136.9 for Diesel.


CALTEX BROOKLYN291 OHIRO ROADWELLINGTON602110/04/2008 09:16$1.799
CALTEX PORIRUAPARUMOANA STREETPORIRUA600610/04/2008 08:00$1.799
CALTEX RIMUTAKA1193 FERGUSSON DRIVEUPPER HUTT501810/04/2008 08:28$1.799
CALTEX UPPER HUTT749-755 FERGUSSON DRIVEUPPER HUTT501810/04/2008 03:13$1.799
CALTEX VIC514-516 HIGH STREETLOWER HUTT 10/04/2008 08:03$1.799
SOLWAY SERVICE STATION216 HIGH STREETMASTERTON590110/04/2008 08:47$1.799

CALTEX PORIRUAPARUMOANA STREETPORIRUA600610/04/2008 07:59$1.369
CALTEX RIMUTAKA1193 FERGUSSON DRIVEUPPER HUTT501810/04/2008 08:29$1.369
CALTEX UPPER HUTT749-755 FERGUSSON DRIVEUPPER HUTT501810/04/2008 06:49$1.369
SOLWAY SERVICE STATION216 HIGH STREETMASTERTON590110/04/2008 07:04$1.369

While I'm writing this however the data has updated and it appears that Caltex have now followed with the increase

CALTEX NEWTOWN224 RIDDIFORD STREETNEWTOWN600210/04/2008 09:15$1.829  

Christchurch is showing similair stats

CALTEX AIRPORT546 MEMORIAL AVECHRISTCHURCH800510/04/2008 08:23$1.799
CALTEX WASHDYKE184 HILTON HIGHWAYWASHDYKE860210/04/2008 09:11$1.799

And Shell in Auckland still had cheap 91 this morning

SHELL PT CHEVALIER1125 GREAT NORTH ROADPT CHEVALIER100210/04/2008 06:49$1.789

And Caltex
DOMINION ROAD ENERGY CENTRE915 DOMINION ROADMT ROSKILL100410/04/2008 09:41$1.779


Comment by Ronald Czekalski, on 10-Apr-2008 17:09

As an American, I have to wonder why N.Z. is following Liberalism down the yellow brick road when it has destroyed every country infected by it


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