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Topic # 191356 2-Feb-2016 08:30
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Yay! Waitomo has opened a self-service station in Bulls, located on SH3 about 50m NW of the main intersection. 91 Petrol there is only 155.9/l (no 95 or 98 though). Other Bulls petrol stations are 164.9 and 172.9.

 

Hopefully there will be a "Gull effect" on other petrol stations in Bulls.

 

 


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  Reply # 1483224 2-Feb-2016 08:33
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It's still around 180c/L in Wellington, last time I noticed anyway. I was surprised driving around the north island one Christmas at how much variation there was in petrol prices, around Rotorua was especially cheap. I'd have thought in bigger cities like Wellington where there's competition and I presume they can bulk ship in petrol rather than truck it in it'd be cheaper, but no, we pay more than the smaller cities.





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  Reply # 1483226 2-Feb-2016 08:37
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Yuck only 91, won't be using it.




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  Reply # 1483237 2-Feb-2016 08:40
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We have a Gull in Whangarei and our petrol is still $1,69.9 - $1,72.9 for 91.





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In the past two weekends I've driven to Taranaki from Wellington, and around Northland. It really shows the effects on pricing, and the ~30 cpl difference that's now in place. Those of us paying the full domestic retail which is now roughly $1.82 for 91 are in effect subsidizing the discounting of petrol in other areas.

 

I really wish the Commerce Commision would do something about AA smartfuel, it's causing serious skewing of the petrol market while the AA sit there and blame fuel companies for profiteering.

 

 


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  Reply # 1483242 2-Feb-2016 08:48
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The local (Whakatane) Caltex has been $1.64 with Smartfuel* for the past couple if weeks. It dropped to $1.63 yesterday, with the illusion of being a bigger drop: the Smartfuel discount increased by 4c but the base price went up by 3c. Meanwhile Z and Gull were both still $1.69.

 

*I'm only considering the automatic discount, and not any additional point accumulation.


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  Reply # 1483244 2-Feb-2016 08:54
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CYaBro:

 

We have a Gull in Whangarei and our petrol is still $1,69.9 - $1,72.9 for 91.

 

 

 

 

87C for diesel tho..





 


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sbiddle:

In the past two weekends I've driven to Taranaki from Wellington, and around Northland. It really shows the effects on pricing, and the ~30 cpl difference that's now in place. Those of us paying the full domestic retail which is now roughly $1.82 for 91 are in effect subsidizing the discounting of petrol in other areas.


I really wish the Commerce Commision would do something about AA smartfuel, it's causing serious skewing of the petrol market while the AA sit there and blame fuel companies for profiteering.


 



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  Reply # 1483250 2-Feb-2016 09:06
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sbiddle:

 

I really wish the Commerce Commision would do something about AA smartfuel, it's causing serious skewing of the petrol market while the AA sit there and blame fuel companies for profiteering.

 

 

How so?





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sbiddle:

 

In the past two weekends I've driven to Taranaki from Wellington, and around Northland. It really shows the effects on pricing, and the ~30 cpl difference that's now in place. Those of us paying the full domestic retail which is now roughly $1.82 for 91 are in effect subsidizing the discounting of petrol in other areas.

 

 

 

I really wish the Commerce Commision would do something about AA smartfuel, it's causing serious skewing of the petrol market while the AA sit there and blame fuel companies for profiteering.

 

 

 

 

 



We are travelling right now and have received 20c per litre discount twice thanks to AA. Happy buyer

 

 

 

Travelled 500 km the other week....didn't use enough diesel to get another 10 c off at BP (45 litres = $38)





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  Reply # 1483318 2-Feb-2016 10:22
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Its amazing the amount of people that don't understand which petrol they should be putting into their cars. I've come across so many people that use 91 because its the cheapest.

 

Using the wrong fuel can damage your engine and actually give you worse milage than using the correct fuel. 

 

Also theres no point being picky about fuel prices if your tyre pressures aren't correct and your car is full unused items which cause extra weight.

 

 

 

Back on topic fuel in Chch is still around the $1.90 mark and about 95c for diesel.


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I paid $0.69c for Diesel in Auckland last night, a week ago I paid $59c with a discount coupon. I managed to get Auckland - Taupo, Rotorua, Hamilton, and back to Auckland on my tank, which was awesome considering it's a Twin Turbo!


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timmmay:

 

sbiddle:

 

I really wish the Commerce Commision would do something about AA smartfuel, it's causing serious skewing of the petrol market while the AA sit there and blame fuel companies for profiteering.

 

 

How so?

 

 

The retail margin is being skewed to cater for the heavy discounting. For many years retail margins were pretty constant at sub 20c, they're now well over 30c. This margin allows heavy discounting to occur while artificially inflating the price for those who don't have discount vouchers or smartfuel card. 

 

The exact same situation existed in Australia and resulted in the ACCC banning fuel discounts in excess of 4 cpl because heavy discounting was skewing the retail market creating an unfair marketplace.

 

 


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BTR:

 

Its amazing the amount of people that don't understand which petrol they should be putting into their cars. I've come across so many people that use 91 because its the cheapest.

 

Using the wrong fuel can damage your engine and actually give you worse milage than using the correct fuel. 

 

Also theres no point being picky about fuel prices if your tyre pressures aren't correct and your car is full unused items which cause extra weight.

 

 

 

Back on topic fuel in Chch is still around the $1.90 mark and about 95c for diesel.

 

 

it's also worth noting that 95 is not subject to the same discounting. In Taranaki for example where you could get 91 for around $1.52 last week it was still around $1.90 for 95

 

 


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sbiddle:

 

BTR:

 

Its amazing the amount of people that don't understand which petrol they should be putting into their cars. I've come across so many people that use 91 because its the cheapest.

 

Using the wrong fuel can damage your engine and actually give you worse milage than using the correct fuel. 

 

Also theres no point being picky about fuel prices if your tyre pressures aren't correct and your car is full unused items which cause extra weight.

 

 

 

Back on topic fuel in Chch is still around the $1.90 mark and about 95c for diesel.

 

 

it's also worth noting that 95 is not subject to the same discounting. In Taranaki for example where you could get 91 for around $1.52 last week it was still around $1.90 for 95

 

 

 

 

 

 

Surely this would be based on the volumes of each type of petrol sold?


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We were paying over $2 when my wife could buy it in Auckland for $1.59. The BP garage in Martinborough is very expensive - so much so that they have no forecourt signage indicating price!

 

 

I use fuel cards and have one that has a fixed discounted price per litre for garages like that and another that has a discount per litre for when the pump prices are lower than the other card.





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