Yet again.. BP rips off kiwi motorists

By Steve Biddle, in , posted: 21-Feb-2008 08:43

In keeping with their market strategy of ensuring that kiwi motorists pay as much as possible for their fuel BP lead the market by raising petrol prices 4c per litre yesterday afternoon. This was a decision made without hours of the price of oil breaking through the US$100 mark for a barrel of crude. As of this morning no other fuel company has raised their price or made any announcement in regards to price movements.

BP have been the price leaders for some time now, every petrol price increase in the NZ marketplace over the past 15 months has been lead by them and they have not been the first to drop fuel on a single occasion. BP do not deserve the support of Kiwi motorists and I encourage people to look elsewhere for their fuel requirements. If you're in Auckland I recommend visiting Gull, a privately owned company who have had the way on many occasions. If you're elsewhere in the country then you're stuck with the other major chains but it's worth remembering that Shell have lead the way with price reductions over the past few years.

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Steve Biddle
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I'm an engineer who loves building solutions to solve problems. I'll also a co-founder of the travel site. 

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