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Why are we still getting gouged at the pump?

Wednesday 31 July 2019, 11:32AM
By MegaTest
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I for some time now, like most of us, have noticed the incredible variance in fuel prices across Christchurch, so yesterday morning (Tuesday 30 July 2019), I decided to make a note of these difference.

Now to be fare I have picked on ‘Z’ stations for this comparison, but all the main players are just as guilty. I am also aware that there will be comments that some of these stations offer say 6 cents off per litre but is this really a discount or a ploy to suck us in? surly when offering a ‘discount’ you should not be putting your prices up to cover it!

  • The Plams             Diesel $1.489      91 $2.209
  • Main North Rd       Diesel $1.499      91 $2.219
  • Harewood Rd        Diesel $1.559      91 $2.219
  • Blenheim Rd         Diesel $1.559      91 $2.259
  • Moorhouse Ave    Diesel $1.559      91 $2.259
  • Brougham St        Diesel $1.559      91 $2.219
  • Ferry Rd               Diesel $1.559      91 $2.259
  • Linwood Ave         Diesel $1.469      91 $2.209

Yes, I know some of these stations are independent or privately owned but still there is a 9 cents per litre variance in Diesel and 5 cents per litre variance in 91

I can’t understand why there hasn’t been a full investigation in to these oil companies, I know the government get a fair whack in tax payments but for a country of hard working people, would someone please stand up and be counted and hold these oil companies to task.

As a foot note I filled up my diesel ute before I started to make these comparisons for just $1.399 per litre, so yes it does pay to shop around.