'A rollercoaster year for motorists' - an SA fuel price retrospective

2017-01-05 11:35

At its peak, petrol spiked to R13.34 a litre and diesel reached R11.70 in July 2016. We look back at the fuel-price volatility in 2016 and what trends could affect this year's supply.

Expect big fuel price hike for New Year, warns economist

2016-12-28 14:43

If one goes by the latest information from the Department of Energy, fuel prices could increase in January, says an independent agricultural economist.

Brace for New Year petrol hike, motorists warned

2016-12-14 13:43

South Africans will in all likelihood be hit hard at the pumps at the beginning of 2017, cautions the Automobile Association.

Petrol reprieve on the cards for December

2016-11-29 12:45

South Africans can look forward to lower fuel prices for December, according to the Automobile Association.

Big hike in petrol price

2016-10-28 14:55

The dollar exchange rate and a global increase in the prices of petrol, diesel and illuminating paraffin means motorists will pay a lot more for petrol next week.

Weak Rand, Gordhan controversy affect SA fuel prices

2016-09-15 12:30

South Africa's recent period of fuel-price reductions is set for a reversal as the weakening Rand and the controversy surrounding finance minister Pravin Gordhan negatively affect the cost of fuel.

Smaller fuel price drop blamed on ANC feud

2016-09-02 18:20

The Hawks' battle with Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan is responsible for the smaller decreases in the prices of petrol and diesel, pointed out Debt Rescue.

Petrol strike ends as union signs new pay offer

2016-08-17 18:07

Striking workers in the petroleum industry agreed to a new two-year wage deal, ending a three-week strike that caused supply disruptions in parts of Gauteng.

Union lambastes contractors as petrol strike drags on

2016-08-08 11:28

Independent contractors delivering fuel to petrol stations to prevent them from running dry could be paid thousands of rands, according to union Ceppwawu.

More empty tanks in Gauteng as union set to meet petrol body

2016-08-05 06:00

A long-awaited meeting will take place on Friday that will kick-start talks to end the petrol strike, which will allow petrol stations in Gauteng to restock its empty tanks.


Massive petrol price hike for New Year

2016-12-29 20:17

South Africans will be hit hard at the pumps with petrol and diesel going up by up to 50 cents a litre, the department of energy has announced.

INFOGRAPHIC: Tracking the petrol price in 2016

2016-12-14 17:46

Did the price of petrol and diesel wreak havoc on your pocket this year? Take a look at this infographic tracking the price movements during the year that was.

Petrol bonus for motorists

2016-12-04 10:57

Motorists are in for an early Christmas gift with a slightly cheaper price for a litre of petrol and diesel, says the department of energy.

Under-fire CEF to pay staff over R41m in bonuses

2016-11-11 10:54

The Central Energy Fund, which is responsible for overseeing PetroSA and the Strategic Fuel Fund, will pay more than R41m in bonuses to its staff this financial year.

Fuel price set for month-end hike - AA

2016-09-29 17:50

Stronger international petroleum prices contributed to an SA fuel price increase expected at the end of September, reports the Automobile Association.

Petrol party turns sour with expected 51c price hike

2016-09-15 12:19

The recent period of fuel price drops is set for a reversal as the weakening rand and stronger global petroleum prices combine to cause pain at the pumps, says the AA.

Gordhan jitters, oil strength slam brakes on fuel price drop

2016-08-30 11:07

Renewed oil price strength and a turnaround in the rand/US dollar exchange rate have put the brakes on the substantial fuel price drops suggested by mid-August data.

More petrol price relief on cards for motorists

2016-08-15 13:26

The price of fuel could be significantly cheaper in September, owing to the strengthening of the rand, says the Automobile Association.

No end in sight for petrol strike

2016-08-05 16:33

Unions and employers could not reach an agreement to end a week-long strike that has resulted in a number of fuel stations across Gauteng running dry.

Rush on pumps despite 99c/l petrol breather at midnight

2016-08-02 18:11

Motorists running on empty in Gauteng are scoffing at the savings they could make by waiting until midnight on Tuesday, as they fear being without any petrol at all.

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