Shock horror - BP raises fuel prices again and rips off Kiwi motorists!

By Steve Biddle, in , posted: 31-Mar-2008 17:32

Not content with Friday's 3c/litre diesel increase BP have put another hole in the wallet of Kiwi motorists crazy enough to support them by raising the price of both diesel and petrol by 2c/litre this afternoon.

On Friday they raised their diesel price by 3c/litre bring their price to 136.9 and this afternoon's increase now means they are selling diesel at 138.9 and regular 91 for 179.9 per litre.

No other fuel companies have yet matched Friday's increase or followed BP's increase this afternoon.

I just don't see why NZers still continue to support a company who prides itself with leading every single fuel increase. It's as though kiwi motorists love being ripped off!

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Comment by DjShadow, on 31-Mar-2008 18:51

I live next door to a Mobil station, the guy there told me once that if there is a price increase in the weekend, they hold off until monday before deciding what to do

Comment by alasta, on 31-Mar-2008 18:59

You've finally convinced me, dude. I used to go there to get AA Rewards but I've now had enough.

Comment by MrPink, on 1-Apr-2008 12:33

Question should be why does AA support BP when they're supposed to be about the motorists!

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Steve Biddle
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I'm an engineer who loves building solutions to solve problems.

I also love sharing my views and analysis of the tech world on this blog, along with the odd story about aviation and the travel industry.

My interests and skillset include:

*VoIP (Voice over IP). I work with various brands of hardware and PBX's on a daily basis
  -Asterisk (incl PiaF, FreePBX, Elastix)

  -xDSL deployments

*Structured cabling
  -Home/office cabling
  -Phone & Data

*Computer networking
  -Mikrotik hardware
  -WAN/LAN solutions

*Wireless solutions
  -Motel/Hotel hotspot deployments
  -Outdoor wireless deployments, both small and large scale
  -Temporary wireless deployments
*CCTV solutions
  -Analogue and IP

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