November 2011 petrol and diesel prices

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November 2011 petrol and diesel prices

Diesel prices were up 4 cents per litre on 22 November – the third increase in 11 days, totalling 14 cents per litre. 

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October 2011 petrol and diesel prices

Since oil prices fell as low as US$102 a barrel in early October – down US$12/barrel since mid-September when retail prices last rose – they have since climbed back to about US$112/barrel for Brent blend which is the appropriate benchmark price for crude oil for the New Zealand market.

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September 2011 petrol and diesel prices

Oil commodity prices have recently fallen US$10 a barrel, which so far has translated to a US 4c/litre drop in the market price of refined fuels (refined fuel price movements generally lag oil price movements by one day).

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August 2011 petrol and diesel prices

The price of petrol increased 4 cents per litre on 29/30 August. Since the last increase the imported cost of petrol is up over 2 cents per litre.

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July 2011 petrol and diesel prices

With the exchange continuing to rise in the past week, and knocking on the door of US$0.88, imported costs have fallen about 1 cent per litre since the retail price drop on 21 July .

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Business Vehicle Solutions: saving costs with GPS

“Can the AA suggest ways to make my fuel dollars stretch further? Answer: “Yes we can!” Here's how:

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June 2011 petrol and diesel prices

At last, retail prices have dropped following large falls in the price of oil during the past week or so.

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May 2011 petrol and diesel prices

Fuel prices fell four times during May, after the price of 91 octane petrol earlier reached a record high of $2.22 per litre at the start of the month. It's the first price reductions since August 2010.

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Calculating fuel consumption

Factors that can affect fuel consumption include:

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10 easy ways to save fuel

A little love goes a long way. Regular servicing, the right tyres for the conditions, correct tyre pressure and wheel alignment make a difference. A well-maintained car can use 10 to 20% less fuel than an inadequately maintained one.

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