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  Reply # 1209985 7-Jan-2015 16:14
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I have never bought any "Raw".

Where do you buy it from? cool



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  Reply # 1210010 7-Jan-2015 16:41
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surfisup1000:
joker97: Apparently last year crude oil was US115 a barrel. Today it's US50 a barrel. I think petrol prices at the station only went down a few cents ... hmm ...

Same with dairy products ...

Someone explain?


Prices were around 2.20/l  .  Now, the local Z is selling for around 1.77/l. Thats around a 30% discount. 

But, when oil was last at the todays price we were paying around 1.30/l for 91. 

I'd say the 0.47/l extra we are paying today can be explained by new taxes, wages/non-cogs inflation, and maybe fatter margins. 

My guess is that we are paying about 10-20c too much by historical standards.  Maybe a bit more because the nzd is stronger than it was back then. 


hmm I'm pretty sure it's 1.9x in Dunedin! what the!




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  Reply # 1210540 8-Jan-2015 14:02
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1.859 currently in Dunedin
No Gull around here for pure competition. Closest is Pak N Save Fuel at roughly 2c per litre cheaper and the Mobil down the road matches



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  Reply # 1210751 8-Jan-2015 18:52
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why are we paying more than Auckland?!




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  Reply # 1210754 8-Jan-2015 18:59
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joker97: why are we paying more than Auckland?!


do you honestly even have to ask?

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  Reply # 1210755 8-Jan-2015 18:59
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Transport cost

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  Reply # 1210757 8-Jan-2015 19:02
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I filled up an hour ago at Caltex in Whakatane at $1.77 (after 6c Smartfuel discount), only to hear that it's dropping to $1.75 tonight. I should've waited an extra day!

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  Reply # 1210992 9-Jan-2015 10:46
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joker97: why are we paying more than Auckland?!


Feel for those in Wanaka, still over $2 a litre (for 91) as per the front pages of the ODT this morning.

No competition is the reason we pay more ... 



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  Reply # 1210998 9-Jan-2015 10:54
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Dunedin usually pays the same for fuel. Suddenly we pay more ... Where does fuel come from? Ie from a ship (we have ports here) or from a factory in the country? Maybe the north island should pay more for butter? (That could reveal some ignorance about where we grow cows)




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  Reply # 1210999 9-Jan-2015 10:56
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joker97: Maybe the north island should pay more for butter? (That could reveal some ignorance about where we grow cows)

Hey there's no ignorance here! I'm not stupid! Butter is made from cream, not cows!

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  Reply # 1211003 9-Jan-2015 11:01
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Behodar: I filled up an hour ago at Caltex in Whakatane at $1.77 (after 6c Smartfuel discount), only to hear that it's dropping to $1.75 tonight. I should've waited an extra day!


hmmm 0.02c per litre, in my car it would save $1.30 on a full up from empty not worth the hassle




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  Reply # 1211004 9-Jan-2015 11:02
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KiwiNZ: hmmm 0.02c per litre, in my car it would save $1.30 on a full up from empty not worth the hassle

Not worth hassle, no, but when it involves filling up the next day at the place I'm driving past anyway, then it's kind of annoying. But I agree; 2c really isn't much.

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  Reply # 1211087 9-Jan-2015 12:57
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I normally visit Petrol Watch to see what I "should be paying" with no competition.
Sadly it hasn't been updated since mid December

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What kinda annoys me - all these little 2c price decreases.
Why not one big decrease!

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  Reply # 1211173 9-Jan-2015 14:34
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Behodar:
joker97: Maybe the north island should pay more for butter? (That could reveal some ignorance about where we grow cows)

Hey there's no ignorance here! I'm not stupid! Butter is made from cream, not cows!

But imagine how much more awesome butter would be if it was!




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  Reply # 1211201 9-Jan-2015 15:21
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joker97: Dunedin usually pays the same for fuel. Suddenly we pay more ... Where does fuel come from? Ie from a ship (we have ports here) or from a factory in the country? Maybe the north island should pay more for butter? (That could reveal some ignorance about where we grow cows)


you do realise there are cows/dairy factories in the north island too? and groceries from the same supermarket chain are generally cheaper in the south island than in the north.

Most Fuel in NZ comes from marsden point just outside of Whangarei. This is where oil is converted into the majority of the petrolium products we buy.

 

  • all of the country's jet fuel
  • nearly 80% of diesel
  • around half of all petrol
  • between 75 and 85% of bitumen for roading
  • all fuel oil for ships
  • sulphur for farm fertiliser
  • and we even put the fizz in fizzy drinks!
From there its shipped down the line to places like CHCH, WEL, DUN etc, but Auckland gets its products through two 170km pipelines from the refinery to the Wiri oil terminal in south Auckland where its distributed.

ill happily pay more for the 1 block of butter i use every month or so, if you pay 4c per L more on the petrol/diesel you uses down there.

You really do say some silly things every now and then

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