Highest prices in NZ history: Fuel prices hit all-time high of $3.15 a litre in Auckland

Petrol prices in central Auckland hit an all time high last night as a litre went for $3.15, according to Gaspy spokesperson Larry Green.

The previous record was $3.09 for a litre of 91 petrol.

Green said that prices were the highest that they had ever been.

The cheapest fuel in Auckland was the new Costco Westgate with a litre of 91 going for $2.63. But there's a catch, to access the fuel you have to be a Costco member which costs $60 per year or $55 for businesses.

But it might be worth the signup cost, with Gaspy showing the nearby PaknSave was selling 91 for $2.77 a litre.

Meanwhile in Hamilton fuel costs anywhere from $2.64 to $3.04 a litre - a 40 cent difference across companies.

Wellington is not far behind with a difference of 30 cents, followed by Christchurch that boast a difference of 25 cents.

Green said that the national average was $2.84 a litre.

"$3.15 is the worst its ever been in the history of New Zealand," he said.

In March, the government scrapped fuel taxes for three months to help people cope with the rising cost of living when petrol prices rose above $3 per litre.

Nonetheless, prices have continued to rise.

Green remains unsure of when they will go down.