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Old Jun 28th 2008, 10:52 am
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Originally Posted by NakiMan
I'm not saying that at all, but just dont run away thinking that NZ fuel overpriced

Its been cheaper than most countries in Europe for years, and still is. Why else do you think that large engined cars have sold so well here.

How many 5 litre V8s do you think Ford and General motors sell in the UK?

And remember that the UK doesn't have the most expensive petrol in Europe, by a long chalk.
it does have one of the most expensive in europe,probably only a few scandanavian countries are dearer.
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Old Jun 29th 2008, 8:53 am
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Originally Posted by Am Loolah
Usually you get a voucher with your supermarket shopping receipt for 4c off a litre. I got one for 15c off a litre last week. Filled up my car today that was empty and that amounted to the following;
50L @ 2.109/L $105.45
Fuel Discount of 15c/L = $7:50 saving.
Total = $97:95
who's offering 15c/L? we usually get 10c/L off. when we first arived 5 yrs ago unleaded was about 60c/L and diesel 48c/L - unbelievable now.
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Originally Posted by karron
it does have one of the most expensive in europe,probably only a few scandanavian countries are dearer.
According to the latest AA survey, the UK has the 9th most expensive petrol in Europe, behind Norway, Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Sweden and France.
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Old Jun 29th 2008, 12:39 pm
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A couple of interesting links:

http://www.med.govt.nz/templates/Mul...____20158.aspx
http://www.petrolprices.com/fuel-tax.html
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Old Jun 30th 2008, 10:18 am
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Originally Posted by stickyB
who's offering 15c/L? we usually get 10c/L off. when we first arived 5 yrs ago unleaded was about 60c/L and diesel 48c/L - unbelievable now.
All our local supermarkets ( Countdown, New World and Fresh Choice) were offering 10c off per litre if you spend $100 and 15c a litre off if you spend $200

They were offering 12c a litre off a little while ago if you spent more than $50, so I was doing lots of $50 shops, but they have obviously got wise to that

Unfortunately where we are there is NO public transport service at all, so you have no choice to use the car, however, I am trying to combine my journeys, take it in turns with parents for after school activities and have taken my foot off the pedal and where possible ( i.e not gonna cause a horrendus queue behind me, ) I am driving at around 80kmph. All these things combined is making a tank last for another 3 or 4 days to what it was Every little helps
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In Oz it costs Au $1.50 per litre and my trusty currency conversion makes that NZ $1.88

Something not quite right here..............
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Old Jun 30th 2008, 10:54 pm
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Originally Posted by NakiMan
So $14.35 is equivalent to £5.75 at an exchange rate of $2.50 to £1

With UK petrol at £1.25 a litre that means a min wage worker can buy 4.6 litres of fuel for 1 hours work

A minimum wage worker in NZ can buy 5.7 litres for 1 hours work, more if you take supermarket discounts into account

So by whatever means you compare it, NZ fuel is still relativerly cheap
The minimum wage of £5.75 is for people who are 23 years of age and over, under that age it's if memory serves me right £4.60.

It makes no difference we can moan as much as we like about the price of petrol (and we do) IT AINT GONNA GO DOWN, BUT UP.
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Old Nov 18th 2008, 4:12 pm
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Have you seen the prices at the pumps today $1.48!!! I remember paying $2.19 in June....
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Its gone down over here lately. Unleaded is back to under £1 a litre but diesel is still above.
Told you i would keep popping in.

Going to Carraghers diner on Friday Mark. Good grub in there.
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Diesel is $1.25 here cheaper than unleaded!
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Old Nov 19th 2008, 8:54 pm
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Originally Posted by simonmarkellis
Diesel is $1.25 here cheaper than unleaded!
Down to $1.20 over the Straits
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Originally Posted by simonmarkellis
Diesel is $1.25 here cheaper than unleaded!
Isn't it about $1.75 though, once you add the RUC (road user charge)(40%ish)
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Old Dec 2nd 2008, 7:52 pm
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RUC is based on distance, not the cost of fuel.

For a typical diesel road car its about 3.5 cents per Kilometer

So assuming fuel consumption of say, 14k/liter that would add about 50c to the cost of a liter of diesel.

Paradoxicaly , the better your fuel consumption figure, the more RUC add to your fuel costs

So imagine driving a small european diesel (like a Ford Fiesta) that does 50mpg, which is 17.7 km/liter. RUC would add 62c to the cost of a liter of fuel.

Taking the calculation a little further you come to the conclusion that for a small car, its actually cheaper to use petrol !

God knows why NZ persists with RUC. Why not just tax road diesel, like in the UK ?

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Old Dec 2nd 2008, 8:57 pm
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Originally Posted by NakiMan
God knows why NZ persists with RUC. Why not just tax road diesel, like in the UK ?
Probably something to do with the impact on farmers' fuel costs.
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Originally Posted by southerner
Probably something to do with the impact on farmers' fuel costs.
In the UK there are two types of diesel.. Road diesel, bought at the pump, is taxed just like petrol.

Agricultural Diesel (so called Red Diesel) has little or no tax on it, but is strictly for agricultural use. If the cops catch you using red diesel in your road car, the penalties can be quite severe.

I suspect that the real reason NZ persists with RUC is that so many people have access to diesel from farms, that the UK system would be impossible to police.
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