Cheaper petrol as Gull opens doors



Petrol price competition in Waiuku ramped up another notch last Thursday as a new Gull station started pumping gas in a low-key ‘soft’ opening after lunch.
Pricing opened at 1.98.9c per litre of regular, 10c per litre cheaper than the other two Waiuku stations.
The first customer to use the pay at the pump service was Laj Pandya, the wife of the owner of the land on which the site is built, Chetan Pandya.
Pictured with Laj and Chetan is Gull Retail Development and Sustainability Manager Karl Mischewski.
Karl says it will be interesting to see how prices in the region change following the reported ‘Gull Effect’, which has seen price decreases in other areas after a new Gull station has opened.
The ‘soft’ opening is to bed in the new systems and identify any operating issues before the official opening, as happened when one of the pumps was out of action on the opening day.
Karl says the station will have an official opening in the near future.

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