Petrol drops again

NZ Herald

Another left wing scare tactic, predicting ever increasing petrol prices, has taken a shellacking lately:

The price of petrol fell six times during June, the most consecutive price cuts since 2008.

The price of a litre of 91 octane fell 19 cents during the month, down to $1.97 a litre in the main centres, the first time it has dipped below $2 since last August.

The price of diesel fell five times, and 13 cents, to end the month on $1.41 a litre at most outlets.

AA PetrolWatch spokesman Mark Stockdale said the decreases were caused by ongoing falls in global commodity prices and a stronger Kiwi dollar.

“The run of price cuts is a welcome reprieve from near-record fuel prices, and comes just in time for the school holidays. The AA calculates the average motorist will be saving about $9 per fill of 40 litres compared to just over a month ago.”

Personally I’d like to see petrol at about $3 a litre, that way the motorways will be clear for me to drive without the hassle of other people getting in my way. Everyone else can take Len’s crappy trains.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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