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If the Minister of Energy, Megan Woods, is so concerned about petrol prices, she should haul Phil Twyford into her office, not executives from BP, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union.

Taxpayers’ Union spokesperson Louis Houlbrooke says, "While we’re pleased to see the Minister concerned about prices at the pump, we’re surprised Phil Twyford hasn’t been hauled in for a ‘please explain’ meeting."

"If the Government was so concerned about petrol prices, they wouldn’t be hammering motorists in Auckland with a 25-cents-per-litre increase in fuel tax. The regional fuel tax wouldn’t be needed in Auckland if the Mayor simply met his election promise and found efficiency savings of between 3-6% of total Council spending."

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