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#22266 22-May-2008 14:35
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I'm at home crook watching the budget, soon as cullen talks about tax cuts the mobil station next door just put the price of 91 up to $2.009, guess BP isn't the only bad boy around

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  #132558 22-May-2008 15:50
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where are you based? I am not happy

 
 
 

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  #132572 22-May-2008 16:55
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I am in Hamilton, I just been for a drive and noticed BP and Caltex are up also. Only one thats not moved is Shell from what I can see

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  #132576 22-May-2008 17:34
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I was going to goto Gull to fill up, but couldnt get near it for the cars lining up..... so now my petrol gauge is on the wrong side of the little red marker.....




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  #132577 22-May-2008 17:35
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yeah, saw the same thing on the way home.  The BP not far from where I live have jacked it up to the same.  Hardly unexpected, but my reaction was still along the lines of WTF!!  Yell

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  #132581 22-May-2008 18:01
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Shell hasn't gone up yet. SInce its down the road and I had a half tank, I topped up... I heard two conflicting reports - one that they'll increase at 7PM tonight and the second is that they'll increase very soon.




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  #132626 22-May-2008 21:03
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Ok Labour, you imposed rather large taxes on our fuel in order to bring down usage... Prices are getting astronomically high, its time to meet us in the middle and lower your excess taxes.....

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  #132630 22-May-2008 21:29
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Am I glad I bike everywhere, won't be any good for going skiing though.

Maybe its the governments ploy to get people to use rail transport to help recover the amount spent on buying them.


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  #132656 22-May-2008 22:33
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I used to work for Mobil and know that there policy is to be the last to go up ... so when you notice they have gone up then you can be sure everyone else has. They ised to be the leader in all the price moves until about 3 years ago and got such bad press it was decided to always be last (of the 4 majors that is). Now BP is in the firing line.

Does annoy me that the Goverment will still bump up fuel 5c a litre as a 'Levy' ("its not a tax ...") abot once or twice a year and say that its needed, when in fact they are making huge returns on the GST element which is never mentioned.


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  #132660 22-May-2008 22:54
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I'm glad I usually bike to and from work as well.

I doubt that the extra tax is a ploy to get people to use public transport, it's merely exactly what it sounds like - an extra tax.

Of course, with taxes being percentage based rather than fixed amounts, the more the prices move up the more tax is collected.  No prizes for guessing who's rubbing their hands with glee (apart from the oil companies)...

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  #132698 23-May-2008 08:32
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mckenndk: Am I glad I bike everywhere, won't be any good for going skiing though.

Maybe its the governments ploy to get people to use rail transport to help recover the amount spent on buying them.


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That will go up soon  because of the price of fuel..




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  #132702 23-May-2008 08:40
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I wouldn't have a problem with using public transport if I could rely on it!

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  #132703 23-May-2008 08:42
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The oil companies have been prophesising $2/L for several years, so now they're rushing to fulfil their prophesies.

They just said on the news on the radio that oil prices have fallen sharply, blamed it on the futures traders selling when prices reached $135/barrel. (After all, it's the futures traders who are causing a lot of the high prices...)





 

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  #132733 23-May-2008 10:32
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so fuel is goin to drop again?  I doubt it somehow Undecided

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  #132740 23-May-2008 10:51
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The didn't say how much it dropped, so I don't know how significant it was.

On the other hand, I thought I heard them softening us up for $2.50/L so the race is probably now on to get there first.




 

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  #132748 23-May-2008 11:08
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TinyTim: $2.50/L


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