The fuel prices for April 2019 will be adjusted as follows, Mpumalanga News reports:
Petrol (93 Octane, ULP and LRP): 134.00 cents per litre (c/l) increase
Petrol (95 Octane, ULP and LRP): 131.00 c/l increase
Diesel (0.05% sulphur): 81.70 c/l increase
Diesel (0.005% sulphur): 82.70 c/l increase
Illuminating Paraffin (wholesale): 63.00 c/l increase
SMNRP for IP: 65.00 c/l increase
Maximum LPGas Retail Price: 171.00 c/kg increase
Motorists will now be paying more than R15 per litre of petrol.
Consumers will have to dig deeper into their pockets following Energy Minister Jeff Radebe’s announcing this latest fuel hike.
In a statement issued, the department of energy said the price adjustment was based on current local and international factors.
“South Africa’s fuel prices are adjusted on a monthly basis, informed by international and local factors. International factors include the fact that South Africa imports both crude oil and finished products at a price set at the international level, including importation costs, e.g. shipping costs,” the department said.