6 Dec 2019

Motorists warned not to expect major drop in petrol prices

From Morning Report, 7:16 am on 6 December 2019

Motorists are being warned not to expect a major drop in petrol prices across the country - even as the Government's vowed to drive them down.

It's promised to make changes recommended by the Commerce Commission designed to increase competition in the fuel market.

But the Automobile Association says the proposed changes ignore a major component of what people pay at the pump - tax - and if the Government really wants to make a difference it should look there.

Here's RNZ's deputy political editor Craig McCulloch.