Our study looked at whether the market is working well for consumers over the long term by examining things like the choices available to consumers, the price and quality of the fuel and services on offer, as well as levels of investment, innovation and profitability in theMarket studies findings infographic image sector.

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

We have engaged with and gathered evidence from a wide range of stakeholders, including the fuel industry, motoring groups, consumer groups and everyday consumers as part of our study. Information relating to the study, including working papers, submissions, our draft report, and a timeline are available through the links below.

We published our final report on 5 December 2019. We found that an active wholesale market does not exist in New Zealand, and this is weakening price competition in the retail market. Our final report includes recommendations for improving competition primarily in the wholesale market, as well as recommendations to help consumers make more informed purchasing decisions.


Media briefing live streamMarket studiess recommendations infographic image

We held a media briefing on our final Retail Fuel Market Study Report on Thursday 5 December 2019 which was publicly available through live stream.

To watch the presentation click on the link below.

Watch the presentation

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

  • 05 Dec 2019
  • 29 Oct 2019
  • 11 Oct 2019

    Completed

    Cross-submissions on draft report post conference

    See documents

  • 24 Sep 2019
    27 Sep 2019

    Completed

    Consultation conference, 24 – 27 September 2019

    See documents

  • 17 Sep 2019

    Completed

    Return on average capital employed OIA response

    See documents

  • 16 Sep 2019
  • 13 Sep 2019
  • 20 Aug 2019

    Completed

    Media briefing for release of draft report

  • 20 Aug 2019

    Completed

    Submissions on working papers published

    See documents

  • 20 Aug 2019
  • 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
  • 31 Jan 2019

    Completed

    Submissions on draft guidelines due

  • 12 Dec 2018

    Completed

    Draft market studies guidelines published

    See documents

  • 12 Dec 2018
  • 05 Dec 2018

    Completed

    Terms of reference published in the gazette

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