They've maintained their record of having lead every single price increase in the New Zealand marketplace in the past 17 months.
Unleaded 91 has now risen 3c to 185.9 in the major centres. Diesel has risen by 5c to 151.9 and both of these price points are new record prices for the New Zealand marketplace.
As of late this afternoon no other fuel company had announced that they would be following suit.
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Comment by allstarnz, on 17-Apr-2008 18:54
geez this post is like de-ja-vu
Comment by K P Tnay, on 17-Apr-2008 22:24
Actually, I see Caltex raised their price to match BP's too....
Comment by paradoxsm, on 17-Apr-2008 23:37
Bl00dy h3ll, It;s an unbeaten track record for them.
I am selling my car, I have not used it in two weeks and doubt i'll be using it much any more as it's a fortune to run so out it goes :-(
Comment by NZtechfreak, on 18-Apr-2008 08:27
I've boycotted BP for a long time now because of their pricing strategies. I suggest others do the same, after all, at the end of the day you're doing your wallet a favour spending your cash elsewhere...
Comment by K P Tnay, on 18-Apr-2008 09:56
Most Auckland Caltex stations raised their prices yesterday afternoon, probably around the same time BP did. Dominion Road, Manukau Road, and Newmarket are those that I know of. I went into a Caltex to use my Pak N Save 6c Fuel Docket only to be told only 4c discount will be given despite it being a 6c Docket. So, be warned!
Comment by barf, on 18-Apr-2008 12:54
if you wanted your money's worth you wouldn't be buying 91 RON!! why bother with 91????
Comment by photoman, on 18-Apr-2008 15:11
It's all well and good boycotting BP, but unfortunately all the other companies bump their prices up soon after. They are just one big cartel. One puts their prices up, they all do.
They keep using excuses for upping the price at the slighest notice, but it takes a hella change in the market before they even drop it 1c.
Comment by M Bearsley, on 13-May-2008 12:50
Does anyone know why the Government is allowing this to go on? Sure they say it is pegged to the cost of crude oil, but, 1/ They can afford the high price so they don't care. 2/ There are huge reserves of oil off the South East coast of NZ that they have known about for fifty years and are only know thinking about. We could supply our own fuel and even export it. 3/ The average NZer is so bloody apathetic that the Government can watch the poor average Joe get ripped off time and time again, and not have to worry about a revolt against it. What can we do? Get on to your MP and and tell them your vote will go to anyone who will start sorting this fuel scam out fast no matter what party they represent. What the hell does party loyalty matter now? 4/ The Government is justifying using the high fuel charges to support their global warming agenda, never mind those who must have transport to survive or have given up everything they can't afford and now only have their mobile home to live in. The Government leaders should be aware that the buck stops with them personally and there are many NZers who have now had enough.
Comment by John Hieatt, on 22-May-2008 21:29
Yes it always seems to be bp that puts thier prices up first. Motorist should boycott bp where possible.