Two self-service outlets owned by one company have taken out the city’s lowest fuel prices in a recent Nelson Weekly survey.
Price boards, before loyalty discounts, were analysed from 11 petrol stations in Nelson and Stoke, on Monday, 12 October.
Results found that NPD St Vincent St and NPD Parkers Rd equally offered the cheapest 91 fuel prices, at $1.80 per litre.
The most expensive in Nelson was the independently-owned NPD Port Nelson Fuel at $1.89, followed closely by BP Haven Rd at $1.88.
The other prices ranged from between $1.84 and $1.86.
In terms of diesel prices, NPD St Vincent St and Parkers Rd were the winners again at $1.09, while the most expensive was a tie between NPD Port Nelson Fuel and BP Haven Rd at $1.16.
NPD CEO Barry Sheridan says because their St Vincent St and Parkers Rd outlets are self-serve, they are able to operate with lower overheads and operational costs which allows them to pass on those savings to motorists.
“As a Nelson-based, family-owned business, NPD understands the importance of bringing lower fuel prices to our community – making a positive difference to the weekly budget for Nelson families.”
He could not comment on the price of fuel at NPD Port Nelson, as it is independently owned and operated, but stated they accept supermarket discounts as well as the 15c Gold Card discount.
In Richmond, the cheapest 91 fuel out of the stations surveyed was Caltex Richmond, at $1.84 per litre, with the most expensive fuel in the region coming in at a whopping $2.12 at Caltex in Hope.
Readers should keep in mind the prices on the boards don’t always reflect what you will pay for fuel, especially when you take into account loyalty programmes – such as Z’s Pumped or AA Smartfuel.
A petrol pricing app called Gaspy can also show users the best prices on fuel from petrol stations in the area.