NPD chief executive Barry Sheridan at fuel company’s new site in Tāhunanui. Photo: Supplied.

NPD opens new discount fuel site in Tahuna

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Nelson-based family owned fuel company NPD has just opened its new self-serve discount fuel site on the corner of Parkers Rd and Muritai St in Tāhunanui.

Parkers Rd is the 21st site in the Nelson Tasman region and is open 24/7, with eight filling positions for cars.

It will also offer 100Plus, NPD’s new high-octane performance petrol.

100Plus is one of the highest octane, road legal petrol grades to be offered in New Zealand from an established fuel retail network.

Chief executive Barry Sheridan says NPD is committed to bringing cheaper fuel throughout New Zealand and its self-serve model is part of that strategy.

“Our experience is that when we open a new site with our discounted pump prices, it increases competition and brings a real benefit to motorists. Parkers Rd is an important part of our network.

“We believe that by offering lower prices we’re ultimately benefiting the wider community, making a difference in the weekly budget for families.

We also support the New Zealand economy by using local contractors for various site support activities including regular pump checks, maintenance and cleaning.”

Barry says the site accepts all major credit cards, EFTPOS, and the NPD Fuel card.

NPD has more than 70 sites in the South Island and is scheduled to add another 16 sites this year.

In the North Island, it has announced the $100 million roll out of 32 sites over the next four years, with New Plymouth, Hamilton and Wiri in Auckland all opening before Christmas.

Barry says Aucklanders are paying too much for their fuel and NPD’s entry to the North Island will make a real difference for motorists.

“Competition is the key to lower fuel prices for motorists, as proven in the South Island.

“North Island motorists are simply paying too much. We want to make people aware of the significant discrepancy between north and south pump prices. This clearly signifies a lack of genuine competition in the North Island fuel market.”