All Challenge stations offer Diesel and 91 with some stores also offering 95 Grade Petrol. A number of Challenge stations also offer Auto LPG.
Check out your nearest Challenge Station to find out the fuel options they offer.
Challenge stores are independently owned and operated, so each store decides on its own pricing to meet their operating costs.
Our store owners work hard to employ local people, provide staff out on the forecourt, and deliver all the other services that aren’t available at automated and discounted sites. Many of them do this on tight margins whilst trying to stay competitive.
We support MTA Chief Executive, Craig Pomare’s position on the recent Government’s statements relating to fuel pricing, which is as follows:
- The biggest influences on prices at the pump are the landed refined price of petrol and diesel, taxes, and the value of the NZ dollar against the USA dollar.
- The deregulation of the market, increased competition from smaller independents, and the widespread use of discounting have a big effect in the NZ market.
- Independent fuel retailers have minimal control over their daily pump prices. Contracts with oil companies mean many of them have very little wriggle room when it comes to setting their pump price.
How is the price of fuel determined?
The cost of fuel at the pump is made up of the following parts:
1. What Challenge pay
We buy crude oil from Farmlands Fuel. The amount we pay is based on:
- the cost of petrol and diesel on the international market
- the cost to ship fuel to New Zealand
- tax and local levies
- cost to freight fuel to our sites
Like other fuel brands, the price will change due to worldwide crude oil prices and the strength or weakness of the New Zealand Dollar.
2. Government taxes & levies
A large portion of the cost of each litre of fuel you buy is made up of Government taxes and levies. This includes GST, excise tax, ACC and emissions trading levies for petrol, and monitoring and emissions trading levies for diesel. At the moment, 67.13 cents per litre is collected by the government in fixed excise (excluding GST). In addition, a GST of 15% is collected on the overall price of fuel.
3. Operating costs
Our store owners operating costs include staff wages, the transportation of the fuel to our stores (shipping, storage tanks and trucks, electricity, credit card fees) and all the other things they need to run their business.
Why does the price of fuel change?
The biggest influences on prices at the pump are the landed refined price of petrol and diesel, taxes, and the value of the NZ dollar against the USA dollar.
The deregulation of the market, increased competition from smaller independents, and the widespread use of discounting also have a big effect in the NZ market.
Why is petrol cheaper in Australia?
Petrol is cheaper in Australia because there are fewer taxes and government levies on petrol over there. If you took these taxes and levies away, New Zealand and Australia would have pretty similar petrol prices.
Commercial Bulk Fuel
In 2010 Challenge signed an agreement with fuel distributor Farmlands Fuel (a division of Farmlands Co-operative Society Limited) to become the sole supplier of fuel to the Challenge network.
Farmlands Fuel has a fleet of experienced tanker drivers operating out of 12 ports nationwide and a Customer Service team in constant communication with it's drivers. They ensure Challenge sites always have fuel, so you do too.
For more information about Commerical Bulk Fuel contact us.