Fuel market studies infographicThe purpose of the study is to consider and evaluate whether competition in the retail fuel market is promoting outcomes that benefit New Zealand consumers over the long-term. The study is focused on the supply of retail petrol and diesel for use in land transport. We will not be evaluating fuel markets such as aviation or marine.

The terms of reference for the study can be found here.

We have been asked to publish our final report of our findings by 5 December 2019. These findings will be made publicly available and may include recommendations that identify ways to improve outcomes at the pump for New Zealand motorists.

We published our draft report for the study on 20 August 2019.

Over the course of the study we will be engaging with, and gathering evidence from, a wide range of stakeholders, including the fuel industry, motoring groups, consumer bodies and consumers. Information relating to the study, including process updates, working paper(s), submissions and a timeline for our planned consultation steps, will be available through the links below as the study progresses.

If you would like to be kept informed and receive updates on our study, please email us at marketstudies@comcom.govt.nz.

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Note: these dates are indicative only and are subject to change.

  • 05 Dec 2019

    Final report published

  • 11 Oct 2019

    Post-conference comments due

  • 24 Sep 2019
    27 Sep 2019

    Consultation conference

  • 13 Sep 2019

    Written comments on draft report due

  • 20 Aug 2019

    Completed

    Media briefing for release of draft report

  • 20 Aug 2019
  • 20 Aug 2019

    Completed

    Submissions on working papers published

    See documents

  • 02 Aug 2019
  • 18 Apr 2019
  • 04 Mar 2019

    Completed

    Submissions on preliminary issues paper published

    See documents

  • 21 Feb 2019

    Completed

    Submissions on preliminary issues paper due

  • 31 Jan 2019

    Completed

    Submissions on draft guidelines due

  • 31 Jan 2019
  • 12 Dec 2018
  • 12 Dec 2018

    Completed

    Draft market studies guidelines published

    See documents

  • 05 Dec 2018

    Completed

    Terms of reference published in the gazette

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