ARTICLES RELATING TO PETROL PRICE

Petrol price truths

2014-07-10 07:15

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

Why is petrol so pricey?

2014-06-26 07:54

The state can ease unnecessarily high levies and taxes, says Geoffrey Chapman.

Economists predict moderate petrol hike

2014-03-28 11:24

Fin24 checked with a few economists on what they expect from today's petrol price announcement.

Fuel levy rises to quarter of petrol cost

2014-02-27 12:24

The petrol price is set to rise to above R14/litre when the higher taxes and an expected hike in the basic fuel price come into effect within the next few weeks.

Big petrol price hike predicted

2014-01-16 13:36
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Data from the Central Energy Fund points to the potential for a substantial fuel price increase for February, says the Automobile Association of South Africa.

Petrol hikes 'just don't make sense'

2013-12-19 11:21

Fed-up Fin24 users struggling to keep up with ever-rising food and fuel prices say they wish a long-term solution could be found for suffering consumers.

How to save petrol in GIFs

2013-07-31 16:37

So the price of petrol might go up AGAIN. But we've got a few handy hints to help you save your bank balance.

Petrol prices in the US

2013-07-17 16:00

In the US you can shop around for the best deal on fuel but there's no friendly attendant to wash your windscreen, says a Fin24 user.

Relief for motorists

2013-04-26 12:56

The price for a litre of petrol is going down by much more than the 64c expected by economists.

Motorists may get petrol relief in May

2013-04-15 10:18

The Department of Minerals and Energy could cut the retail price of petrol by about 71c‚ provided the daily over-recovery remains near the current level.

Petrol price fixing probe ends - report

2013-04-05 17:15

A probe triggered by suspicions that steep petrol prices in Italy were the result of manipulation by top firms, including Shell and Total has been wrapped up.

Another petrol price hike

2013-03-27 15:12
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Motorist will be forking out more for petrol from next week, the department of energy says.

Pain at the pump far from over

2013-03-04 14:53

Although South Africa's petrol is among the world's cheapest, price hikes still hurt consumers where it matters most – in their pockets.

Another petrol price shock

2013-03-01 12:34
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Motorists will have to dig deep from next Wednesday when the petrol price goes up by more than 80c a litre.

Budget offers tax relief surprise

2013-02-27 17:32

One of the surprises of the budget was the room found for personal tax relief of R7bn, but drinkers and smokers will as usual be charged more for their habits.

Petrol station owners fear price hike

2013-02-05 14:05

With a steep price increase in the offing, petrol station owners may be hit the hardest as long-suffering motorists cut down on fuel purchases.

Petrol price set to rise in February

2013-01-18 13:20

The department of minerals and energy is likely to implement an increase in the retail petrol price in February.

Petrol bonus for motorists

2012-11-30 13:32

The petrol price will dip by a few more cents following last month's 10c price cut after consecutive hikes of 23c and 93c in September and August respectively.

Vehicle price rises slowing

2012-10-01 12:27

Good news for motorists is that a vehicle pricing index indicates that price increases in both new and used vehicles are slowing‚ TransUnion says.

Brace for another petrol hike

2012-09-17 14:35

Consumers could be in for another shock with the petrol price rising again by 37c a litre, bringing it to just over R12/litre, according to a report.

Don’t forget to fill up

2012-09-04 13:47

Petrol stations expect long queues of motorists ahead of the latest shock hike of 93c a litre in all grades of petrol, which kicks in at midnight tonight.

Motorists in for steep petrol price hike

2012-08-21 11:22
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Prices at SA's petrol pumps may rise by up to 78c next month, bringing prices close to R12 a litre as a result of rising oil prices.

'Rigging pushing up petrol prices'

2012-07-18 11:52

Motorists may have been ripped off with traders allegedly manipulating oil prices in the same way as Libor interest rates, according to reports.

More petrol price relief for motorists

2012-06-29 12:40

The retail price of petrol will go down substantially next week, mainly due to lower international oil prices, the energy department says.

 

Why is petrol so pricey?

2014-06-26 12:43

The government can ease unnecessarily high levies and taxes, says Geoffrey Chapman.

AA: Petrol price drop on cards

2014-05-16 12:05

The more favourable rand exchange rate and stable international petroleum prices could result in a fuel price drop in June,says the Automobile Association of SA.

Petrol price blow for motorists

2014-02-28 15:31
97 comments

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

Expected petrol hike spells disaster

2014-02-20 13:13
193 comments

Another major petrol price hike expected in March will be disastrous for deeply indebted consumers, warns experts.

Hikes 'don't make sense'

2013-12-20 08:21

Fed-up Fin24 users are struggling to keep up with ever-rising food and fuel prices.

Taxi fare increase 'ridiculous'

2013-08-13 07:19

Wheels24 reader SIMON LAZARUS believes minibus taxi industry should be regulated by the state and that the proposed fare increases after a 32c fuel price rise "are ridiculous".

Cheap petrol to flow again at Zim pumps

2013-07-29 11:13

Zimbabwean firm Green Fuel has come to an agreement with the state and says producing its petrol-ethanol blend will ease the country's cash liquidity crisis.

Petrol price to drop

2013-05-31 13:05

The retail price of petrol will decrease by 8 cents a litre next Wednesday, while diesel will fall by 3.98 cents a litre.

Brief petrol price relief on cards

2013-04-24 13:38

Consumers are likely to breathe a sigh of relief, albeit temporarily, as the domestic petrol price is set to decrease next week.

Kenya cuts fuel prices

2013-04-14 13:36

Kenya's energy regulator has lowered retail fuel prices for petrol, diesel and kerosene, citing a stronger shilling versus the dollar and slightly lower oil prices.

Domino effect danger for SA consumers

2013-04-05 09:15

Proper planning is the way to cope with petrol and electricity hikes which are sure to eat into savings and debt levels in the coming months, caution experts.

Another petrol hike on the cards

2013-03-14 08:50
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The petrol price may increase further in Gauteng after Nersa approved new tariffs for Transnet's petroleum pipelines.

RFA bemoans fuel increase, carbon tax

2013-03-06 11:38

The announcement of a fuel hike and a carbon tax will affect business, the Road Freight Association says.

Global 'petrol pain' indicator

2013-03-04 13:52

Bloomberg sorts 60 countries by average price at the pump and by "pain at the pump" - the percentage of average daily income needed to buy a gallon of fuel.

Gordhan explains petrol price increase

2013-02-28 08:21

The high price of oil and the weaker rand have contributed to the higher cost of fuel, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan says.

Motorists in for another steep fuel hike

2013-02-22 11:23

The department of minerals and energy is likely to increase the retail petrol price by about 75c/l on March 6‚ based on the daily under-recovery level.

Petrol price likely to rise

2013-01-30 08:30
79 comments

The department of minerals and energy is likely to increase the retail price of petrol by 42 cents per litre due to the daily under-recovery of the petrol price.

New Year's petrol cheer on cards

2012-12-21 12:03

Indications are that South African motorists can expect another few cents drop in the price of petrol in the New Year.

Budget blues

2012-10-10 07:34

Adriaan Bester weighs instant gratification against nobler options.

No need for panic over petrol

2012-10-01 09:59

Motorists have been urged not to panic about fuel running dry ahead of the latest petrol price hike kicking in on Wednesday.

Petrol price shock

2012-08-31 13:35
221 comments

The petrol price has been increased by the highest margin this year, taking it cents away from R12 a litre.

Petrol price jumps 22c a litre

2012-07-27 12:47

The pump price of petrol will increase by 22c a litre on Wednesday, the department of energy has announced.

Taxi fares not going down

2012-07-04 19:15

A drop in petrol price does not warrant a decrease in taxi fares, says the SA National Taxi Council.

Petrol price could drop further in July

2012-06-19 15:44

The department of minerals and energy may implement a petrol price cut of about 73c/l on July 4 if the daily under-recovery remains near the June 18 level.

 
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