Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




3007 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

# 22266 22-May-2008 14:35
Send private message

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

View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
 1 | 2
1786 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  # 132558 22-May-2008 15:50
Send private message

where are you based? I am not happy



3007 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  # 132572 22-May-2008 16:55
Send private message

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

 
 
 
 


xpd

Chief Trash Bandit
10035 posts

Uber Geek

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 132576 22-May-2008 17:34
Send private message

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.....




XPD / Gavin / DemiseNZ

 

Server : i5-3470s @ 3.50GHz  16GB RAM  Win 10 Pro    Workstation : i5-3570K @ 3.40GHz  20GB RAM  RX580 4GB Win 10 Pro    Console : Xbox One

 

https://www.xpd.co.nz - Games, emulation, geekery, and my attempts at photography.     Now on BigPipe 100/100 and 2Talk

 

Emulation - The art of getting your $4000 PC to run an 80's system - and still fails.

 

Add me on Steam


1693 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  # 132577 22-May-2008 17:35
Send private message

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

Nate wants an iphone
3906 posts

Uber Geek

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 132581 22-May-2008 18:01
Send private message

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.




webhosting |New Zealand connectionsgeekzone IRC chat
Loose lips may sink ships - Be smart - Don't post internal/commercially sensitive or confidential information!


544 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 132626 22-May-2008 21:03
Send private message

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.....

895 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 132630 22-May-2008 21:29
Send private message

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.


Dion

Rail Nutter

 
 
 
 


137 posts

Master Geek
Inactive user


  # 132656 22-May-2008 22:33
Send private message

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.


3435 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 132660 22-May-2008 22:54
Send private message

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)...

8193 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  # 132698 23-May-2008 08:32
Send private message

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.


Dion

Rail Nutter


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




Regards,

Old3eyes


5778 posts

Uber Geek

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 132702 23-May-2008 08:40
Send private message

I wouldn't have a problem with using public transport if I could rely on it!

919 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

  # 132703 23-May-2008 08:42
Send private message

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...)





 

1693 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  # 132733 23-May-2008 10:32
Send private message

so fuel is goin to drop again?  I doubt it somehow Undecided

919 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

  # 132740 23-May-2008 10:51
Send private message

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.




 

5778 posts

Uber Geek

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 132748 23-May-2008 11:08
Send private message

TinyTim: $2.50/L


Holy Flip!

 1 | 2
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Logitech introduces new Made for Google keyboard and mouse devices
Posted 16-Oct-2019 13:36


MATTR launches to accelerate decentralised identity
Posted 16-Oct-2019 10:28


Vodafone X-Squad powers up for customers
Posted 16-Oct-2019 08:15


D Link ANZ launches EXO Smart Mesh Wi Fi Routers with McAfee protection
Posted 15-Oct-2019 11:31


Major Japanese retailer partners with smart New Zealand technology IMAGR
Posted 14-Oct-2019 10:29


Ola pioneers one-time passcode feature to fight rideshare fraud
Posted 14-Oct-2019 10:24


Spark Sport new home of NZC matches from 2020
Posted 10-Oct-2019 09:59


Meet Nola, Noel Leeming's new digital employee
Posted 4-Oct-2019 08:07


Registrations for Sprout Accelerator open for 2020 season
Posted 4-Oct-2019 08:02


Teletrac Navman welcomes AI tech leader Jens Meggers as new President
Posted 4-Oct-2019 07:41


Vodafone makes voice of 4G (VoLTE) official
Posted 4-Oct-2019 07:36


2degrees Reaches Milestone of 100,000 Broadband Customers
Posted 1-Oct-2019 09:17


Nokia 1 Plus available in New Zealand from 2nd October
Posted 30-Sep-2019 17:46


Ola integrates Apple Pay as payment method in New Zealand
Posted 25-Sep-2019 09:51


Facebook Portal to land in New Zealand
Posted 19-Sep-2019 18:35



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.