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.

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.

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.

Israel's new motor fuels strategy leans on gas

2013-12-24 17:30

Israel plans to cut oil use in transportation by 60% by 2025, with plans to tap into its newfound natural gas deposits to make it happen.

More petrol pain on cards - AA

2013-12-17 10:45

The fuel price is set for a steep hike and motorists will have to brace themselves for more pain at the pumps, says the Automobile Association of SA.

Zim enforces new cheap petrol blend

2013-12-03 12:09

Zimbabwe has boosted its mandatory cheap petrol blend to levels of 15% ethanol and 85% unleaded petrol known as E15, after introducing E10 two months ago.

Sasol brings SA cleaner fuel

2013-11-20 18:36

Sasol has launched its turbodieselTM ULS 10ppm, which complies with international standards for sulphur and cetane.

Huge SA demand for Zim petrol blend

2013-10-23 17:34

Zimbabwe is set to save about $4m every month in imports through mandatory blending and some countries are reportedly scrambling for its ethanol blend.

Euro tax could kill Argentine biofuels

2013-10-20 15:31

Argentina's biodiesel industry has warned it faces collapse if Europe makes good on a threat to impose stiff duties on their product next month.

Petrol truck hijackings likely to rise

2013-10-15 07:16

As fuel prices soar, petrol tankers plying the Durban-Johannesburg route will become increasingly attractive hijack targets, says an expert.

SA set for biofuels boom

2013-09-30 22:37

Fuel producers must blend diesel and petrol with biofuels by October next year, says the energy department.

Petrol price could drop by up to 25c/l

2013-09-25 14:51

A projected decrease in the price of petrol would not necessarily be an incentive for consumers to go out and spend money they don't have.

SA's petrol price horror

2013-09-17 09:43

Assuming private vehicle usage, South African households are currently spending nearly R60bn more on fuel every year than 3 years ago.

AA urges motorists not to pump own petrol

2013-09-10 16:21

The AA is pleading with consumers to remain patient while the strike by petrol attendants drags on.

Hundreds gather for fuel wage march

2013-09-09 12:37

Hundreds of striking National Union of Metalworkers of SA members have gathered in Randburg to demonstrate in support of higher wages in the motor industry.

Petrol attendants to march over wages

2013-09-09 09:59

Petrol attendants and car repair workers affiliated to the National Union of Metalworkers of SA would march in Randburg and Cape Town to demand higher wages, says the union.


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.

Money worries

2014-02-04 07:35

Consumers are struggling to make ends meet amid high living costs.


2014-02-03 18:34


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.

Fuel prices 'controlled by government'

2013-12-24 09:16

Even if consumers cut their fuel consumption by 50% it will not bring down the price, says Fin24 users Fanie Brink.

Triple price blow for consumers

2013-12-04 05:00

The petrol increase is the final nail in the coffin for consumers following the activation of e-tolls and a warning of a possible taxi fare hike, experts say.

Petrol price increases before holiday

2013-12-01 09:38

The energy department says the price of petrol and diesel will increase from midnight on Tuesday because the annual adjustment to the petrol margins has increased.

Weak rand could hit petrol price - AA

2013-11-19 11:20

The AA has warned consumers that a reversal in the recent exchange rate trend may mean higher petrol prices by the end of November.

SA eyes free 20% stake in new oil ventures

2013-10-29 22:32

The government aims to take a 20% stake in new fuel and oil exploration and production ventures, says the department of mineral resources.

Cheaper petrol on the cards

2013-10-23 12:48

October could be the third consecutive month to see a drop in the retail prices of petrol and diesel - but e-tolls may gobble up what consumers manage to save.

Possible petrol price drop on cards

2013-10-15 13:30

Prospects for a fuel price decrease at the end of October are looking up, says the Automobile Association of SA.

Motorists to pay for petrol attendant hikes

2013-10-01 07:19

The rise in the retail margin on every litre of fuel so that your local petrol station can increase attendants' wages is totally wrong, says Adriaan Kruger.

Petrol price relief for motorists

2013-09-27 19:30

Consumers will be getting a breather with the retail price of all grades of petrol, diesel and sulphur to drop.

SA motorists switch to smaller cars

2013-09-19 07:56

South Africans' love of large, gas-guzzling cars is taking a back seat in the face of record petrol prices.

Don't fret over petrol attendants - Fin24 user

2013-09-13 18:49

There is no need for motorists in the Free State to worry about filling up their tanks, writes a Fin24 user.

Numsa: Workers will not pay for economic crisis

2013-09-09 12:59

Workers cannot bear the brunt of the global economic crisis, Numsa's genaral secretary Irwin Jim has told striking petrol attendants and car repair workers.

No need for petrol panic, motorists told

2013-09-09 11:42

There is no need to rush to petrol stations to get extra fuel, industry body Sapra has assured motorists after some scared consumers filled up containers.

Petrol attendants to strike

2013-09-06 10:05

Petrol station and car retail and dealership workers will go on strike next week, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa says.

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