Petrol hits $2 mark
12:38 PM Wednesday Dec 15, 2010

Petrol prices have hit the $2 a litre mark.

Petrol prices rose 3 cents a litre yesterday, taking increases since September to 22 cents a litre.

Greenstone, which operates Shell stations, was the first to increase prices, with others expected to follow.

The cheapest petrol, 91 octane, was at $1.95.9 a litre yesterday, while 95 Octane tipped over the two dollar mark at $2.02.9 a litre. Diesel rose 4 cents to $1.32.9 a litre.

Part of the 22 cent rise is due to October's GST increase.

- NZPA

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