Fuel media releases

31 January 2017

AA calls for please explain on price rises

The Automobile Association is calling for fuel companies to explain to motorists why the national price of fuel rose 5 cents per litre during January, despite no increase in commodity prices or a drop... Read more

2 August 2016

Watch out when filling up at truckstops

The Automobile Association is warning motorists to be extra vigilant when buying fuel at truckstops, after several catastrophic incidents with people inadvertently filling up with Diesel Exhaust Fluid... Read more

3 November 2015

PetrolWatch - Oct 2015: Fuel prices at lowest level in over six months

The price of fuel fell a total of 8 cents a litre during October, reducing petrol prices to their lowest level since April, and diesel to the lowest price since February 2015. According to AA PetrolWa... Read more

5 October 2015

PetrolWatch – Sep 2015: Pump prices should be falling

Fuel prices rose 6 cents per litre during September, after commodity prices rose early in the month. But the AA says retail prices should now be falling again, after a slight improvement in the New Ze... Read more

1 September 2015

PetrolWatch – Aug 2015: Fuel prices continue to fall, but not for much longer

Fuel prices continued to fall during August, with the national price of 91 octane petrol dropping below $2.00 a litre for the first time in four months, according to AA PetrolWatch. The price of 91 oc... Read more

3 August 2015

PetrolWatch – July 2015: Falling commodity prices flow through to the pump

Falling commodity prices led to a 5 cent reduction in petrol prices, and an 8 cent drop in diesel prices during July, according to AA PetrolWatch. The price of 91 octane petrol at most outlets ended t... Read more

30 June 2015

PetrolWatch – June 2015: Taxes going up and down, but fuel prices should be falling

Petrol tax collected to fund New Zealand’s land transport system is increasing 3 cents per litre on 1 July, the third of three scheduled annual tax increases. However, at the same time ACC is reducing... Read more

8 June 2015

PetrolWatch – May 2015: Price war ceasefire

Fuel prices in many parts of the country rose a total of 2 cents per litre during May, but in other areas the price rise was much higher as the long-running price discount war suddenly came to an end.... Read more

1 May 2015

PetrolWatch - April 2015: Petrol prices over $2 for the first time since December

Rising commodity prices mean the price of 91 octane petrol has risen over $2 per litre for the first time since early December, says AA PetrolWatch. The price of petrol rose 10 cents during April, to ... Read more

7 April 2015

PetrolWatch - Mar 2015: Fuel prices ebb and flow

After climbing 16 cents per litre during February, petrol prices continued to rise during March before falling later in the month. They initially rose 4 cents per litre before falling 4 cents to end t... Read more

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