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  #2481809 12-May-2020 11:16
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The "National Commercial List Price" dropped like a stone then after a week of lock-down when they realised that the dropping the price did not increase demand it went up about 12c and stayed there until 3 weeks ago.

 

It has gone up 6c to7c per week since then

 

I'm sure it it will continue like that until demand drops or people start screaming (and demand drops)

 

 





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  #2481811 12-May-2020 11:16
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mudguard:

 

tripper1000:

 

...that is to say that the government is in direct control of the the single biggest factor and component of the cost of petrol, so them blaming fuel companies for petrol prices is hypocrisy and a classic scapegoat move.

 

 

The issue I have with the 50% excise or whatever is, if the government removed it, I guarantee prices would drop initially and steadily creep back up to what the market was paying. So we'd be back over $2 per litre without the tax take. Which would need to be found from somewhere else...

 

 

Yes the tax would need to be found from elsewhere but I doubt the prices would creep back up as you suggest. For that to happen the margins would have increased significantly thus opening the door for another operator to enter the market or for the likes of Gull or Waitomo to increase their presence in the market.





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  #2481881 12-May-2020 13:17
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mudguard:

 

tripper1000:

 

...that is to say that the government is in direct control of the the single biggest factor and component of the cost of petrol, so them blaming fuel companies for petrol prices is hypocrisy and a classic scapegoat move.

 

 

The issue I have with the 50% excise or whatever is, if the government removed it, I guarantee prices would drop initially and steadily creep back up to what the market was paying. So we'd be back over $2 per litre without the tax take. Which would need to be found from somewhere else...

 

 

 

 

Or (in more normal times) the government could you know - spend less?






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  #2481917 12-May-2020 14:00
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Geektastic:

 

mudguard:

 

The issue I have with the 50% excise or whatever is, if the government removed it, I guarantee prices would drop initially and steadily creep back up to what the market was paying. So we'd be back over $2 per litre without the tax take. Which would need to be found from somewhere else...

 

 

 

 

Or (in more normal times) the government could you know - spend less?

 

 

Now there's a novel idea. You mean trim their budget to their income like the common man/woman has to?





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  #2481999 12-May-2020 14:53
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As for the notion of the government pruning their budget to allow a drop in the petrol excise is all very nice but what does it prune? health, education, welfare, roads?




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  #2482065 12-May-2020 16:44
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Technofreak:

 

Now there's a novel idea. You mean trim their budget to their income like the common man/woman has to?

 

 

Fuel excise tax it hypothecated into the Land Transport fund, if it reduces the money spent on roads ( and now rail) will also fall,

 

(or require to be topped up from general taxation, thus taking from other government spending) 




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  #2482120 12-May-2020 18:30
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MikeB4: As for the notion of the government pruning their budget to allow a drop in the petrol excise is all very nice but what does it prune? health, education, welfare, roads?

 

 

 

I don't mind. Whichever.






 
 
 
 


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  #2482196 12-May-2020 20:18
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I had expected the price to jump back up before the majority of people could use it. The 11c/kWh for my "fuel" hasn't changed 🙂




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  #2482248 12-May-2020 21:28
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My car has managed to last about 6 weeks on one tank of fuel!






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  #2482266 12-May-2020 21:59
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Geektastic:

 

My car has managed to last about 6 weeks on one tank of fuel!

 

 

9 weeks here now and the light has just come on. Was going to fill today but didnt have hand sanitizer in that one to use after touching the handle. Not like I can use my foot like with pedestrian cross buttons.





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  #2482359 13-May-2020 07:01
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My car has managed to last about 6 weeks on one tank of fuel!



9 weeks here now and the light has just come on. Was going to fill today but didnt have hand sanitizer in that one to use after touching the handle. Not like I can use my foot like with pedestrian cross buttons.



Just pump a bit of extra 91 octane into your hand then hang the pump up.

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  #2482500 13-May-2020 09:00
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Geektastic:

 

My car has managed to last about 6 weeks on one tank of fuel!

 

I also went 6 weeks without filling my thirsty beasty. 

 

I filled up last week and used some expiring vouchers and ended up "saving" $23 on a fill. 

 

Wasn't bad - normally a very expensive exercise filling my car, but wasn't too painful this time around. No doubt this was the last time I'll be pain-free at the pump. 





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  #2482515 13-May-2020 09:18
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sbiddle:

 

 

 

The Govt promised to "fix the fuel market" but haven't said yet what they're going to fix. Based of the badly done Commerce Commission report it's not surprising they don't know.

 

Maybe they're going to stop petrol being sold below cost? Obviously that will result in petrol prices increasing in some areas.

 

 

I thought they came out with electric car incentive 


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  #2482519 13-May-2020 09:24
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Handsomedan:

 

I also went 6 weeks without filling my thirsty beasty. 

 

I filled up last week and used some expiring vouchers and ended up "saving" $23 on a fill. 

 

Wasn't bad - normally a very expensive exercise filling my car, but wasn't too painful this time around. No doubt this was the last time I'll be pain-free at the pump. 

 

 

I often have to fill my car three times a week, current tank is about six weeks also!! Though car is not thirsty at all. 


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  #2482557 13-May-2020 09:58
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1cloud:

 

I thought they came out with electric car incentive 

 

 

They did...but Winston is currently blocking it.


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