Petrolwatch weekly and monthly updates

We report weekly and monthly AA Petrolwatch on fuel price changes in New Zealand. We include overall changes to 91 octane, 95 octane and diesel prices.

1 September 2014

September 2014 petrol and diesel prices

Petrol and diesel price review: 1 September 2014 Z raised the price of all fuels 2 cents per litre on 1 September. After six weeks of falling commodity prices, they began rising towards the end of August, with petrol up US$2.50 a barrel or just over 2.5c per litre in landed ... read more

18 August 2014

August 2014 petrol and diesel prices

Petrol and diesel price review: 18 August 2014 BP cut the price of petrol 2 cents per litre on 18 August, an overdue decrease after petrol commodity prices fell a couple more cents after the last retail price drop on 5 August, although they remained unchanged in the past wee... read more

31 July 2014

July 2014 petrol and diesel prices

Petrol and diesel price review: 10 July 2014 BP led a 2c price cut on all fuels on 10 July. As we have previously noted, further cuts to diesel prices are overdue. But despite lower oil prices, petrol commodity prices have actually risen since the last pump price change on 1... read more

23 June 2014

June 2014 petrol and diesel prices

Petrol and diesel price review: 20 June 2014 Z raised the price of all fuels by 2 cents per litre on 19 June, ostensibly because of higher oil prices due to the worsening situation in Iraq. While it is true that oil prices are up, in reality they have had little impact on th... read more

26 May 2014

May 2014 petrol and diesel prices

Petrol and diesel price review: 26 May 2014 Z raised the price of all fuels by 2 cents per litre on 26 May, the second increase in less than a fortnight. Since the last price rise, commodity prices (namely crude oil and refined petrol) have risen, while the kiwi dollar has f... read more

28 April 2014

April 2014 petrol and diesel prices

Petrol and diesel price review: 24 April 2014 The price of all fuels rose 2 cents per litre late on 23 April. Commodity prices have continued to rise slightly (due to increased demand and rising tensions between the USA and Russia over Ukraine), while the Kiwi$ remains stead... read more

27 March 2014

March 2014 petrol and diesel prices

Petrol and diesel price review: 27 March 2014 It’s time for fuel companies to cut retail prices again, on the back of a consistently high Kiwi dollar (over US 85 cents), and falling commodity prices since the last cut a fortnight ago. The last time petrol margins (retail pri... read more

27 February 2014

February 2014 petrol and diesel prices

Petrol and diesel price review: 27 February 2014 Fuel prices rose 2 cents per litre across the board on 27 February, led by Z. It’s the first price change in 6 weeks, and the first increase since late December. The price rise is not unexpected, and in line with commodity pri... read more

15 January 2014

January 2014 petrol and diesel prices

Petrol and diesel price review: 15 January 2014 As we predicted, pump prices have fallen with Z cutting the price of all fuels by 2 cents per litre. A timely cut, but nowhere near enough in the case of diesel – margins are still above average relative to petrol. The exchange... read more

20 December 2013

December 2013 petrol and diesel prices

Petrol and diesel price review: 20 December 2013 Retail fuel prices remain stable, while the kiwi $ has strengthened and some commodity prices have eased slightly. Petrol prices are 8c higher than this time last year, and diesel 5c higher. While crude oil and diesel commodit... read more

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