Pakistan: Petrol shortage causes outrage

2015-01-19 17:00

Pakistan's government has promised the crisis that has led to long queues outside petrol stations would be solved within a week, following public anger.

Zim puts ceiling on petrol prices

2015-01-19 10:48

The Zimbabwean government has put a ceiling on the retail price of fuel following the drop in international fuel prices

UK petrol prices drop to 5-year low

2015-01-06 15:04

British petrol prices have fallen to the lowest level for five years, data published by the government show, reflecting the steep decline in crude oil prices.

Engen rolls out free wi-fi for holidays

2014-12-04 19:00

Engen will launch free wi-fi at 32 of its fuel stations across South Africa by December 15, just in time for the holidays. The fuel company plans to roll out 700 hot spots by 2016.

Engen rolls out free wi-fi for holidays

2014-12-03 14:00

Engen will launch free wi-fi at 32 of its fuel stations across South Africa by December 15, just in time for the holidays. The fuel company plans to roll out 700 hot spots by 2016.

Big petrol price drop

2014-11-28 14:01

Motorists will be getting a huge petrol price breather from next Wednesday.

Petrol price bonus for motorists

2014-10-31 15:46

Motorists will be getting relief at the pumps as the price of all grades of petrol and diesel will be cheaper.

Mixed news on petrol prices

2014-09-26 15:09

The department of energy has announced an increase in the price of 93 octane fuel and a drop for 95 octane fuel, following the previous month's big reprieve.

SA dependence on petrol imports growing

2014-09-02 16:44

South Africa is becoming increasingly dependent on imported petrol and diesel, and crude stocks are "currently very low", says a senior government official.

Petrol prices: What consumers can expect

2014-08-30 14:04

Don't expect another big petrol price drop or price hike until the year end, economists predict.

Yemen resumes pumping oil through main pipeline

2014-08-08 16:30

Yemen has resumed pumping crude through its main export pipeline after repair works had been completed, say government and oil sources.

Petrol price truths

2014-07-10 07:15

Market forces won't be allowed to set prices anytime soon, says Geoffrey Chapman.

Petrol price shock

2014-06-27 17:17

Consumers are set to face more pressure on their wallets as the price of petrol will rise again following two months of decreases.

Sasol smacked for excessive pricing

2014-06-05 11:25

The competition authorities has slapped Sasol with a fine of more than R500m for charging domestic customers excessive prices for chemicals between 2004 and 2007.

Petrol price could go down

2014-05-30 14:34

Moderating international petroleum prices and a stable exchange rate hold the promise of further relief for motorists at the petrol pumps in June, says the AA.

Pay for fuel first, motorists urged

2014-04-05 12:09

Service stations have started asking motorists to pay for fuel before it is dispensed - because of the increasing number of cases where motorists drive off without paying, according to a report.

E-tolls to hit already high petrol price

2014-03-23 16:32

The easing rand pressure on the petrol price may be short-lived as the effect of e-tolls on fuel prices filter through, industry body Sapia has warned.

Petrol price blow for motorists

2014-02-28 15:31

Motorists will have to cough up more for a litre of petrol from Wednesday, the energy department has announced.

More petrol pain for motorists

2014-02-26 15:24

Bad news for motorists is that the general fuel levy will be increased in line with inflation in 2014.

Fuel investment option heading for JSE

2014-02-17 12:03

Two local risk analysts plan to bring a new petroleum investment option to the JSE.

More petrol, rate hikes on cards

2014-02-04 12:26

With the petrol price set to increase to the highest level ever in SA, economists are predicting what the rest of the year may hold for consumers.

Consumers struggle to survive

2014-02-03 18:23

Cash-strapped consumers are increasingly worried that they may not be able to survive from one month to the next amid sky high living costs.

Petrol blow for consumers

2014-01-21 12:51

The writing is on the wall for many middle class consumers with an expected huge hike in the price of petrol, according to an expert.

Five golden rules to save on petrol costs

2013-12-29 09:00

Consumers are increasingly facing pressure on the pocket due to rising petrol prices, but there are ways to bust the hikes.

No respite with another petrol price hike

2013-12-27 13:32

The price of petrol will increase by 39c/l, and diesel by 32c/l on 1 January, the energy department says.


Thoughts on the oil drop

2015-01-19 12:07

It will take time for the market to adjust to the new reality, says Jac Laubscher.

US inflation drops as petrol prices plummet

2015-01-16 20:00

Consumer prices have fallen in December in the US by a seasonally adjusted 0.4% as the falling oil price continued to send the cost of petrol plummeting.

Record 127c drop in petrol price

2015-01-02 15:33

The 95 petrol price will drop by R1.23 a litre and the 93 petrol price will drop by R1.27 a litre on Wednesday.


Fin24 tracks the fluctuation of prices for inland and coastal unleaded petrol prices, revealing how this Christmas will be a good one for consumers.

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Petrol price scrapes new lows

2014-11-30 15:45

Petrol is at its cheapest level for the year after the latest drop reversed all gains for 2014 and an economist is seeing a further decline in the new year.

Petrol price drop a relief for consumers

2014-10-31 22:34

The decrease in the prices of petrol and diesel will bring some respite to deeply indebted consumers, according to Debt Rescue CEO Neil Roets.

Petrol price breather on the cards

2014-10-16 11:24

Motorists can expect to pay less for petrol in November, as declines in global petroleum prices have outweighed a spike in the exchange rate, says the AA.

How to save petrol

2014-09-11 10:11

A Fin24 user offers tips on how to be frugal with ever-pricier petrol.

21 tips to save on petrol

2014-09-02 05:00

Fin24 users offer tips on how to ease the impact of fuel costs, while experts say hard-pressed consumers will benefit from the petrol price drop.

Massive petrol price drop

2014-08-29 15:38

Cash-strapped consumers will get a breather at the pumps with the prices of petrol and diesel falling in September.

Consumers may be in for another petrol shock

2014-07-15 13:56

The Automobile Association says that the petrol price could increase by close to 30 cents per litre, owing largely to the exchange rate.

Consumers feel 'conned' by petrol price rise

2014-06-27 20:47

The latest petrol price increase announcement has left consumers up in arms and laying the blame on the government.

Zim steps up cheap petrol blend

2014-06-23 12:08

The Zimbabwean government has increased the level of fuel blending to 15% from 10%, a move which will cut the fuel import bill by at least $12m a month.

More petrol price relief for consumers

2014-05-30 16:02

The price of all grades of petrol will decrease, the department of energy has announced.

Get free petrol from your bank

2014-04-27 12:04

A quick survey of the large retail banks shows that motorists have to date received more than R300m worth of free petrol.

Another petrol price blow for consumers

2014-03-28 16:20

Motorists will have to fork out more at the pumps for petrol as the energy department announces another price hike, but the price of diesel is coming down.

Petrol price shoots to all-time high

2014-02-28 21:05

The 36 cents a litre petrol price hike will see motorists paying the highest at the pumps ever and it comes at a particularly bad time for consumers, experts warn.

AA predicts hefty fuel price hike

2014-02-28 12:42

Consumers could face yet another fuel price increase in March, the Automobile Association says.

Fuel option heads for JSE

2014-02-21 15:19

Two local risk analysts plan to bring a new petroleum investment option to the JSE.

Top 10 modern inventions named

2014-02-07 12:08

Experts voted on the top 10 chemically engineered solutions of the modern era and petrol was named as one of the solutions which had made the biggest impact.

Diesel price hike: No escape for firms

2014-02-04 05:30

The 24 cents per litre increase in the diesel price will do more damage than the petrol price hike, says the Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Huge petrol price spike

2014-01-31 18:05

Consumers have been dealt yet another blow by the department of energy's announcement of a substantial increase in the petrol price.

Zim relaxes cheap petrol blending rules

2014-01-14 09:47

The Zimbabwean government has relaxed petrol blending to 10% from 15% because of an ethanol shortage, says Energy Minister Dzikamai Mavhaire.

95-octane petrol hits record high

2013-12-27 18:14

The latest petrol price hike will see motorists paying the highest for a litre of 95-octane petrol over the last 12 months.

Petrol hike to dampen festive cheer

2013-12-24 22:24

Motorists are set to have a bleak start to the New Year with a steep petrol hike expected in January - a month with heavy financial demands.

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