Petrol price decrease expected in November

2018-11-06 06:00

ON Wednesday last week, the Central Energy Fund (CEF) announced that petrol will drop by 3c per litre in the next month.

In released data, the CEF showed that the possible drop is attributed to a strengthening rand and a decrease in brent crude oil prices.

In the past few months, the South African petrol price has hiked up to R17.08 a litre, which has been a breaking point for many motorists.

Unlike petrol users, diesel users are set to face another hike, an estimated 35c, in November.

Upper Highway motorists shared their views on the proposed petrol price decrease.

Stephanie White said the petrol hike has affected her a lot as she’s a single mother of three and having to drive her children to school everyday has become very costly.

“I fill a full tank every three days because my children don’t go to the same school and that sums up to R1 000 a week, which means I use R4 000 a month for petrol,” explained the single mother. White ended off by saying that this decrease may seem like nothing to some people but to her it will mean a lot.

Quinton Baker couldn’t agree more with White, saying: “It will really help as the holidays are coming up and things are very expensive. At least, with the slight decrease, I will stress a little bit less before it increases again.”

Motorist Meagan Mhlongo was less pleased with the announcement, saying that the drop is just a stunt to ease motorists into further increases.

“This is just how they are trapping us; they want us to think that they are caring for us when in the following month they will increase the petrol price by an even more ridiculous amount,” she said.

To share your views on the petrol price decrease be sure to e-mail Fever journalist Phindile Shozi at


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