Fuel prices and types

Information on fuel prices and advice on petrol, diesel and biofuels

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Weekly fuel price monitoring

The Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment monitors weekly fuel prices and margins, and publishes graphs on their website in the link above. 

Petrol tax
For every litre of petrol purchased, 77.284 cents is collected by the Government as fuel excise, excluding GST. Our AA Experts look at how this breaks down. 

Biofuel & environmentally friendly cars

Find out about the types of biofuels available, how they compare to mineral fuels, and the cars available in New Zealand that are compatible with them.

Petrol or diesel - which one should you buy?
When buying a car should you choose petrol or diesel? There’s more to this decision than which is cheaper at the pump - we look at the factors to consider.

Fuel prices explained 
Information on the various components of fuel prices and changes the AA has advocated for to make prices fairer.