Saving fuel money - there’s an app for that

2015-01-29 11:22

Taking advantage of falling or rising fuel prices is now easier thanks to SA developed mobile application 'FillApp' which notifies drivers of the best time to fill up at the pump.

Interest rate cut likely postponed - economist

2015-01-26 21:00

Despite the low oil price, the SA Reserve Bank will most likely not cut the interest rate at its upcoming MPC meeting, according to an economist.

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


A parliamentary committee with investigate cases of matric cheating, Zuma rallies for the ANC to take back the Western Cape and the petrol price will drop R1.27 a litre today. Watch.

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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.

Largest petrol price drop yet on cards

2014-12-17 15:37

Motorists can prepare themselves for a hefty fuel price drop in the new year amid a continuous drop in international oil prices.

Petrol price drop could have sting in its tail

2014-11-24 09:09

The expected fall in the petrol price in December will certainly be good news for SA, but there is a sting in the tail, warn experts.


The fluctuating petrol price affects all South Africans: from transport costs to food prices. On this episode of The Science Inside, the Wits Radio Academy investigated the science behind the fluctuating petrol price. They've got answers to all your petrol-related questions. Watch.

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Motorists in for huge petrol bonus

2014-10-29 12:40

Motorists can look forward to further fuel price relief at month end, according to the Automobile Association.

Petrol price truths

2014-07-10 07:15

Market forces won't be allowed to set prices anytime soon, 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

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

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

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.


Fuel price: Beware of inflation, greed, politics

2015-01-27 14:40

The crude oil price has broad implications and it is the market manipulation, events, anomalies and corresponding events that must be viewed, warns an expert.

Petrol price could drop by R1 - expert

2015-01-21 21:57

The petrol price is falling so quickly that a further reduction of R1 may be on the cards, says an economist.

Zim could see drop in fuel prices

2015-01-09 20:00

So far Zimbabweans have not benefited from lower oil prices, despite Zimbabwe being one of the countries which blends unleaded petrol with ethanol.

Lower fuel prices boon for consumers

2015-01-05 10:05

There seems to be no global consensus on the level at which fuel prices will stabilise, but the current situation is extremely positive for consumers, says the AA.

SA should have enough festive fuel

2014-12-22 12:34

Despite oil companies saying SA should have enough fuel for the festive season, the department of energy has sent out an urgent request to all South Africans.


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 dip not licence to spend

2014-11-03 15:33

The drop in the fuel price may bring temporary relief, but consumer debt remains high, warns an expert.

Wow! US petrol now cheaper than water

2014-10-31 13:51

Americans are rejoicing! The price of crude oil has dropped so far that petrol in the US is down to around $3/gallon - the equivalent of R8.60/litre and cheaper than water.

Difficult to call Sarb's next rate move

2014-09-16 11:42

The Reserve Bank faces an unsually difficult interest rate decision at its monetary policy meeting, experts tell Fin24.

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

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

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

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.

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