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Petrol price relief for motorists

2012-06-01 13:06

Johannesburg - The retail price of all grades of petrol will decrease by 55 cents per litre (c/l) on Wednesday June 6 the Department of Energy announced on Friday.

This follows a 28c/l rise in the price of petrol in May.

The price of 0.05% sulphur diesel and that of 0.005% sulphur diesel will both go down by 24.8c/l.

During the period under review the average international product prices of petrol, diesel and illuminating paraffin decreased.

 

Comments
  • misswoodcutter - 2012-06-01 13:12

    good news.

      james.bondiski - 2012-06-01 13:30

      @John ja its always what the whites did for the last 400 years. The cANCer eating this country up with crime,corruption,etc doesent count does it!!!

      Jono - 2012-06-01 13:42

      How in living hell does this end up being the WHITE mans fault? Are you kidding me? What colour runs this country and makes all the wrong important decisions???????

      Jono - 2012-06-01 13:42

      How in living hell does this end up being the WHITE mans fault? Are you kidding me? What colour runs this country and makes all the wrong important decisions???????

      Jono - 2012-06-01 13:42

      How in living hell does this end up being the WHITE mans fault? Are you kidding me? What colour runs this country and makes all the wrong important decisions???????

      El - 2012-06-01 13:53

      @ john, white privilege is a fallacy. Wealth and knowledge are not necessarily hereditary.\r\nThe irony is whilst spouting off about white privilege you are actually displaying the characteristics of that which you are supposedly fighting (racism), as this theory suggests that all white people the world over have a common set of norms and values, which isn't true. So by propagating such nonsense you are infact judging an entire race by an imagined set of negative characteristics. Sounds moronic to me.

      Preshen - 2012-06-01 16:13

      Do not fill your tank until Wednesday

      Preshen - 2012-06-01 16:14

      Do not fill your tank until Wednesday

      Preshen - 2012-06-01 16:15

      Do not fill your tank until Wednesday

      Preshen - 2012-06-01 16:16

      Do not fill your tank until Wednesday

      Jannie - 2012-06-01 19:27

      @john!!! You really sound like the biggest racist communist I had ever heard of and it WILL give me the greatest pleasure to report you for HATE SPEECH!! The fact that Fin24 permits you to spread this propaganda and make these statements on their blog baffles me completely.

      Gerald - 2012-06-02 14:57

      @John. Didnt you get the memo? Resentment time is over, only we could possibly set ourselves free. I've made that decision and boy does it work!!! Any whites who classify us on these columns or any of us who point a finger at them always have 3 fingers pointing right back at them for why lifes such a batch.

  • alfredo.jordaan - 2012-06-01 13:15

    55cents Big deal.Just to have a big increase in the next few months again. playing us like puppets these idiots!!!

      Gareth - 2012-06-01 14:09

      Time to fish out the yacht catalogue.

      Charles - 2012-06-01 14:53

      Today the Rand sinks to the lowest in three years and the petrol price is coming down. Was this not the excuse for increasing it all the times before?????

  • alfredo.jordaan - 2012-06-01 13:15

    55cents Big deal.Just to have a big increase in the next few months again. playing us like puppets these idiots!!!

      Jaco - 2012-06-01 14:13

      March 2009 - R 6,88 per liter April 2009 - R 7,24 per liter (36c increase just before Easter) March 2010 - R 7,91 per liter April 2010 - R 8,40 per liter (49 c increase for Easter) June 2010 - R 8,27 per liter (sudden drop of 13c per liter??) March 2011 - R 8,78 per liter April 2011 - R 9,48 per liter (again a huge increase for Easter) June 2011 - R 9,26 per liter March 2012 - R 11,05 per liter April 2012 - R 11,77 per liter (Huge increase just before Easter - surprise, surprise...) June 2012 - R 11,50 per liter Isn't it strange how the petrol price always increases drastically just before Easter (when thousands of people are on the roads), and then miraculously drops again two months later…

      Ben - 2012-06-01 14:50

      I remember a time when the price of crude rose to almost 140 and the rand was 10 to the dollar with the price of petrol R10. Compare it to the present and calculate a price of under R7.

      Ben - 2012-06-01 14:50

      I remember a time when the price of crude rose to almost 140 and the rand was 10 to the dollar with the price of petrol R10. Compare it to the present and calculate a price of under R7.

      Ben - 2012-06-01 14:50

      I remember a time when the price of crude rose to almost 140 and the rand was 10 to the dollar with the price of petrol R10. Compare it to the present and calculate a price of under R7.

      Ben - 2012-06-01 14:51

      I remember a time when the price of crude rose to almost 140 and the rand was 10 to the dollar with the price of petrol R10. Compare it to the present and calculate a price of under R7.

      Ben - 2012-06-01 14:54

      I remember a time when the price of crude rose to almost 140 and the rand was 10 to the dollar with the price of petrol R10. Compare it to the present and calculate a price of under R7.

      Ben - 2012-06-01 14:54

      I remember a time when the price of crude rose to almost 140 and the rand was 10 to the dollar with the price of petrol R10. Compare it to the present and calculate a price of under R7.

      Ben - 2012-06-01 14:54

      I remember a time when the price of crude rose to almost 140 and the rand was 10 to the dollar with the price of petrol R10. Compare it to the present and calculate a price of under R7.

      Ben - 2012-06-01 14:54

      I remember a time when the price of crude rose to almost 140 and the rand was 10 to the dollar with the price of petrol R10. Compare it to the present and calculate a price of under R7.

      Ben - 2012-06-01 14:55

      I remember a time when the price of crude rose to almost 140 and the rand was 10 to the dollar with the price of petrol R10. Compare it to the present and calculate a price of under R7.

      Ben - 2012-06-01 14:55

      I remember a time when the price of crude rose to almost 140 and the rand was 10 to the dollar with the price of petrol R10. Compare it to the present and calculate a price of under R7.

      Ben - 2012-06-01 14:55

      I remember a time when the price of crude rose to almost 140 and the rand was 10 to the dollar with the price of petrol R10. Compare it to the present and calculate a price of under R7.

      Ben - 2012-06-01 14:55

      I remember a time when the price of crude rose to almost 140 and the rand was 10 to the dollar with the price of petrol R10. Compare it to the present and calculate a price of under R7.

      Ben - 2012-06-01 14:55

      I remember a time when the price of crude rose to almost 140 and the rand was 10 to the dollar with the price of petrol R10. Compare it to the present and calculate a price of under R7.

      Ben - 2012-06-01 14:56

      I remember a time when the price of crude rose to almost 140 and the rand was 10 to the dollar with the price of petrol R10. Compare it to the present and calculate a price of under R7.

      Ben - 2012-06-01 14:56

      I remember a time when the price of crude rose to almost 140 and the rand was 10 to the dollar with the price of petrol R10. Compare it to the present and calculate a price of under R7.

  • alfredo.jordaan - 2012-06-01 13:15

    55cents Big deal.Just to have a big increase in the next few months again. playing us like puppets these idiots!!!

  • Gordon20 - 2012-06-01 13:15

    This is like saying "don't worry, we'll use lube when we rape you"

      Klippies - 2012-06-01 13:36

      Yeap, they're just lubing us up with that 55c

      Klippies - 2012-06-01 13:36

      Yeap, they're just lubing us up with that 55c

  • Gordon20 - 2012-06-01 13:16

    This is like saying "don't worry, we'll use lube when we rape you"

  • Gordon20 - 2012-06-01 13:16

    This is like saying "don't worry, we'll use lube when we rape you"

  • clayton.bezuidenhout - 2012-06-01 13:19

    These numb nuts have been doing this for years. Bringing the price up and then when everyone is complaining they bring it down, just enough to shut you up. We're being played like puppets and the Fuel industry is the master.

      aristar.aristary - 2012-06-01 13:41

      Big Deal. They took 60c a litre last month to pay for Zuma's wedding, now they don't have a big expense to pay for this month so they are magnanimously giving us back 55c. I am so sick of the government stealing from us that I am going to convert my little car to a donkey wagon. Knock out the windscreen, put a pair of bars up the side and harness a donkey to it. At least the donkey eats grass and hay, and when it drops down dead I can then eat it.

  • clayton.bezuidenhout - 2012-06-01 13:19

    These numb nuts have been doing this for years. Bringing the price up and then when everyone is complaining they bring it down, just enough to shut you up. We're being played like puppets and the Fuel industry is the master.

  • alu.ntsandeni - 2012-06-01 13:25

    Yes Yes Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesssssssssssss

  • alu.ntsandeni - 2012-06-01 13:25

    Yes Yes Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesssssssssssss

  • alu.ntsandeni - 2012-06-01 13:25

    Yes Yes Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesssssssssssss

  • Victor - 2012-06-01 13:30

    Should be R5.50 drop !!!!!!

  • Victor - 2012-06-01 13:30

    Should be R5.50 drop !!!!!!

  • russelmukondwa - 2012-06-01 13:32

    Yaaay, some relief for us.

  • aristar.aristary - 2012-06-01 13:36

    Big Deal. They took 60c a litre last month to pay for Zuma's wedding, now they don't have a big expense to pay for this month so they are magnanimously giving us back 55c. I am so sick of the government stealing from us that I am going to convert my little car to a donkey wagon. Knock out the windscreen, put a pair of bars up the side and harness a donkey to it. At least the donkey eats grass and hay, and when it drops down dead I can then eat it.

  • aristar.aristary - 2012-06-01 13:36

    Big Deal. They took 60c a litre last month to pay for Zuma's wedding, now they don't have a big expense to pay for this month so they are magnanimously giving us back 55c. I am so sick of the government stealing from us that I am going to convert my little car to a donkey wagon. Knock out the windscreen, put a pair of bars up the side and harness a donkey to it. At least the donkey eats grass and hay, and when it drops down dead I can then eat it.

  • aristar.aristary - 2012-06-01 13:37

    Big Deal. They took 60c a litre last month to pay for Zuma's wedding, now they don't have a big expense to pay for this month so they are magnanimously giving us back 55c. I am so sick of the government stealing from us that I am going to convert my little car to a donkey wagon. Knock out the windscreen, put a pair of bars up the side and harness a donkey to it. At least the donkey eats grass and hay, and when it drops down dead I can then eat it.

  • aristar.aristary - 2012-06-01 13:39

    Big Deal. They took 60c a litre last month to pay for Zuma's wedding, now they don't have a big expense to pay for this month so they are magnanimously giving us back 55c. I am so sick of the government stealing from us that I am going to convert my little car to a donkey wagon. Knock out the windscreen, put a pair of bars up the side and harness a donkey to it. At least the donkey eats grass and hay, and when it drops down dead I can then eat it.

  • aristar.aristary - 2012-06-01 13:40

    Big Deal. They took 60c a litre last month to pay for Zuma's wedding, now they don't have a big expense to pay for this month so they are magnanimously giving us back 55c. I am so sick of the government stealing from us that I am going to convert my little car to a donkey wagon. Knock out the windscreen, put a pair of bars up the side and harness a donkey to it. At least the donkey eats grass and hay, and when it drops down dead I can then eat it.

  • aristar.aristary - 2012-06-01 13:40

    Big Deal. They took 60c a litre last month to pay for Zuma's wedding, now they don't have a big expense to pay for this month so they are magnanimously giving us back 55c. I am so sick of the government stealing from us that I am going to convert my little car to a donkey wagon. Knock out the windscreen, put a pair of bars up the side and harness a donkey to it. At least the donkey eats grass and hay, and when it drops down dead I can then eat it.

  • nigel.burgess.52 - 2012-06-01 13:47

    Fantastic news. Bring it on!!!!!

  • Stephen - 2012-06-01 14:04

    Fuel goes down by 55c/lt but food prices will all go up by at least 55c this weekend. Raymond Ackermann and Co will be working overtime tonight to make it so just like they do when the Finance Minisister supposedly puts something back in the publics pockets at Budget time.

  • Stephen - 2012-06-01 14:05

    Fuel goes down by 55c/lt but food prices will all go up by at least 55c this weekend. Raymond Ackermann and Co will be working overtime tonight to make it so just like they do when the Finance Minisister supposedly puts something back in the publics pockets at Budget time.

  • Stephen - 2012-06-01 14:06

    Fuel goes down by 55c/lt but food prices will all go up by at least 55c this weekend. Raymond Ackermann and Co will be working overtime tonight to make it so just like they do when the Finance Minisister supposedly puts something back in the publics pockets at Budget time.

  • luzukotosh - 2012-06-01 14:08

    That's nothing, suppose to go down by R2 a least

  • Jaco - 2012-06-01 14:08

    March 2009 - R 6,88 per liter April 2009 - R 7,24 per liter (36c increase just before Easter) March 2010 - R 7,91 per liter April 2010 - R 8,40 per liter (49 c increase for Easter) June 2010 - R 8,27 per liter (sudden drop of 13c per liter??) March 2011 - R 8,78 per liter April 2011 - R 9,48 per liter (again a huge increase for Easter) June 2011 - R 9,26 per liter March 2012 - R 11,05 per liter April 2012 - R 11,77 per liter (Huge increase just before Easter - surprise, surprise...) June 2012 - R 11,50 per liter Isn't it strange how the petrol price always increases drastically just before Easter (when thousands of people are on the roads), and then miraculously drops again two months later…

  • Jaco - 2012-06-01 14:08

    March 2009 - R 6,88 per liter April 2009 - R 7,24 per liter (36c increase just before Easter) March 2010 - R 7,91 per liter April 2010 - R 8,40 per liter (49 c increase for Easter) June 2010 - R 8,27 per liter (sudden drop of 13c per liter??) March 2011 - R 8,78 per liter April 2011 - R 9,48 per liter (again a huge increase for Easter) June 2011 - R 9,26 per liter March 2012 - R 11,05 per liter April 2012 - R 11,77 per liter (Huge increase just before Easter - surprise, surprise...) June 2012 - R 11,50 per liter Isn't it strange how the petrol price always increases drastically just before Easter (when thousands of people are on the roads), and then miraculously drops again two months later…

  • trevor.dean.10 - 2012-06-01 14:08

    I never cease to be amazed at people's ignorance about how the price is determined. It is done by means of a fixed formula that depends on the input cost (international prices) and the exchange rate. The only things changed by the government are the various levies in the price (taxes decided once a year in the Budget) and the retail margin (adjusted occasionally). The change this month is entirely due to reduced international prices coupled with an offsetting factor from a weaker Rand. @clayton.bezuidenhout please do some research on how the price is calculated. @aristar.aristary it has absolutely nothing to do with Zuma's wedding.

  • Jaco - 2012-06-01 14:09

    March 2009 - R 6,88 per liter April 2009 - R 7,24 per liter (36c increase just before Easter) March 2010 - R 7,91 per liter April 2010 - R 8,40 per liter (49 c increase for Easter) June 2010 - R 8,27 per liter (sudden drop of 13c per liter??) March 2011 - R 8,78 per liter April 2011 - R 9,48 per liter (again a huge increase for Easter) June 2011 - R 9,26 per liter March 2012 - R 11,05 per liter April 2012 - R 11,77 per liter (Huge increase just before Easter - surprise, surprise...) June 2012 - R 11,50 per liter Isn't it strange how the petrol price always increases drastically just before Easter (when thousands of people are on the roads), and then miraculously drops again two months later…

      trevor.dean.10 - 2012-06-01 14:14

      I think April is when the fuel levies are increased every year, following approval of the Budget. It just so happens that the Budget approval happens every year just before the Easter period.

  • Jaco - 2012-06-01 14:10

    March 2009 - R 6,88 per liter April 2009 - R 7,24 per liter (36c increase just before Easter) March 2010 - R 7,91 per liter April 2010 - R 8,40 per liter (49 c increase for Easter) June 2010 - R 8,27 per liter (sudden drop of 13c per liter??) March 2011 - R 8,78 per liter April 2011 - R 9,48 per liter (again a huge increase for Easter) June 2011 - R 9,26 per liter March 2012 - R 11,05 per liter April 2012 - R 11,77 per liter (Huge increase just before Easter - surprise, surprise...) June 2012 - R 11,50 per liter Isn't it strange how the petrol price always increases drastically just before Easter (when thousands of people are on the roads), and then miraculously drops again two months later…

  • Jaco - 2012-06-01 14:12

    March 2009 - R 6,88 per liter April 2009 - R 7,24 per liter (36c increase just before Easter) March 2010 - R 7,91 per liter April 2010 - R 8,40 per liter (49 c increase for Easter) June 2010 - R 8,27 per liter (sudden drop of 13c per liter??) March 2011 - R 8,78 per liter April 2011 - R 9,48 per liter (again a huge increase for Easter) June 2011 - R 9,26 per liter March 2012 - R 11,05 per liter April 2012 - R 11,77 per liter (Huge increase just before Easter - surprise, surprise...) June 2012 - R 11,50 per liter Isn't it strange how the petrol price always increases drastically just before Easter (when thousands of people are on the roads), and then miraculously drops again two months later…

  • Jaco - 2012-06-01 14:14

    March 2009 - R 6,88 per liter April 2009 - R 7,24 per liter (36c increase just before Easter) March 2010 - R 7,91 per liter April 2010 - R 8,40 per liter (49 c increase for Easter) June 2010 - R 8,27 per liter (sudden drop of 13c per liter??) March 2011 - R 8,78 per liter April 2011 - R 9,48 per liter (again a huge increase for Easter) June 2011 - R 9,26 per liter March 2012 - R 11,05 per liter April 2012 - R 11,77 per liter (Huge increase just before Easter - surprise, surprise...) June 2012 - R 11,50 per liter Isn't it strange how the petrol price always increases drastically just before Easter (when thousands of people are on the roads), and then miraculously drops again two months later…

  • Jaco - 2012-06-01 14:14

    March 2009 - R 6,88 per liter April 2009 - R 7,24 per liter (36c increase just before Easter) March 2010 - R 7,91 per liter April 2010 - R 8,40 per liter (49 c increase for Easter) June 2010 - R 8,27 per liter (sudden drop of 13c per liter??) March 2011 - R 8,78 per liter April 2011 - R 9,48 per liter (again a huge increase for Easter) June 2011 - R 9,26 per liter March 2012 - R 11,05 per liter April 2012 - R 11,77 per liter (Huge increase just before Easter - surprise, surprise...) June 2012 - R 11,50 per liter Isn't it strange how the petrol price always increases drastically just before Easter (when thousands of people are on the roads), and then miraculously drops again two months later…

  • Hans-joachim - 2012-06-01 14:37

    Bull dust baffles brains !!! Sizeable ??? I call R 5,- per litre sizeable. The tax should not be baesed on a fixed percentage, which goes up when the price of petrol goes up. It should be a fixed Rand amount, no matter what the liter price is. But with our constant daylight robbery the tills have to be filled to make certain the robbers have enough to steal, or where does all the money go ?

  • Lauden Kirk - 2012-06-01 14:49

    Calm before the storm

  • fhedzani.sadiki - 2012-06-01 15:16

    @Jaco, the price of fuel increase just before easter because of the government financial year. The minister of finance hikes up the fuel levy + RAF during his speech in Feb for the following financial year.

  • Mike Purchase - 2012-06-01 15:38

    Trev you must be a politician.

  • jason.rom.9 - 2012-06-01 16:52

    what load of sh8t should be more than 55 cent ! once again we get screwed!!!!!!!!!!!

  • keesbus - 2012-06-01 18:00

    And the bread price will also come down ???

  • sharmay.thuynsma - 2012-06-01 19:27

    if they dropped it by a couple of rand I might be impressed... 55 cents isn't much.

      GavinBu - 2012-06-02 10:51

      Take into concideration the costs and overheads of the refinaries.\r\n Do you expect the prices of fuel to be based purely on the cost of crude?\r\n So in principal the salaries and wages should vary with the cost of crude, employment should increase and decrease as well then.\r\n If everyone thought like you, we would have a bigger unemployment problem.\r\n You most likely one of the people who like to complain about everything but never take every aspect into concideration.

  • Jannie - 2012-06-01 19:48

    Something else to think about. This morning in USA, 1 Gallon of regular gasoline cost $3.611, down from $3.803 the previous month. Convert that to liters and to our rand which is now R.8.6072 towards the US Dollar and the price per liter should be R.8.20. Wake up South Africa, you started paying for all government project and all the ML's and X5's a long time ago. NOT TO MENTION THE LATEST TOLLING SYSTEM ON OUR ROADS. Is it possible that these outrageous fuel prices started ruffly when the e-toll project was planned in some other Provinces but failed and was kept real quit for as long as possible??? Just an observation. I could be wrong but it certainly makes sense.

  • Jannie - 2012-06-01 19:48

    Something else to think about. This morning in USA, 1 Gallon of regular gasoline cost $3.611, down from $3.803 the previous month. Convert that to liters and to our rand which is now R.8.6072 towards the US Dollar and the price per liter should be R.8.20. Wake up South Africa, you started paying for all government project and all the ML's and X5's a long time ago. NOT TO MENTION THE LATEST TOLLING SYSTEM ON OUR ROADS. Is it possible that these outrageous fuel prices started ruffly when the e-toll project was planned in some other Provinces but failed and was kept real quit for as long as possible??? Just an observation. I could be wrong but it certainly makes sense.

  • GavinBu - 2012-06-01 22:32

    People, be greatful, if 55c is not much, why cry about 28c increase.

      Sharmay - 2012-06-02 08:49

      Because its only 55c now but in another month, it'll probably go up again by 60c or something... They take more then they give. Almost desensitizing us on the topic of being robbed blind...

  • JohncarlosBiza - 2012-06-02 05:42

    Why's everyone above stuttering?

  • mfihlo.babanerikhotso - 2012-06-02 09:41

    Atleast

  • robqb - 2012-06-02 11:13

    On another story, yesterday I had the same problem as now. Why no response when tapping like/dislike button?????

  • robqb - 2012-06-02 11:14

    On another story, yesterday I had the same problem as now. Why no response when tapping like/dislike button????? "Unfortunately your comment could not be posted now" Why????

  • GavinBu - 2012-06-02 11:27

    Stupid people with stupid comments. Will it's make the prices of bread comes down, Would be better if the fuel prices came down by Rands. The price of fuel has less than 6% influence on the cost of bread, take a full 6% off the prices of bread, is it's worth crying for, don't think so. Take into concideration the overheads of refinaries, should salaries and wages fluctuate with the cost of crude, this type of thinking would have a negative impact on employment. Stupid comments brewed from silly thinking create more stupid comments.

  • lihleli.minya - 2012-06-02 11:48

    'bout time!

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