Fin24 user Gale Moncrieff writes:
It is a very poor show that garages feign "no petrol" on the day before the increase but this morning they are back to business.
Where did the petrol suddenly arrive from overnight?
It is a crying shame that everything keeps on going up and up except for salaries.
I use the Engen garage on Malibongwe Drive in Randburg just before you reach the highway.
Gale's letter to Fin24 follows a wave of user complaints of no petrol at filling stations countrywide, despite reassurances by the SA Fuel Retailers' Association that there was no need for motorists to panic over petrol shortages amid a two-week long strike by truck drivers and just days before the latest petrol price hike kicked in.
The price of 93 and 95 octane increased by 21c and 23c respectively at midnight on Tuesday.
Fin24 user Traderzn commented: "No major petrol problems anticipated" then what do you call it when the whole town of Empangeni is out of petrol?
Another user SihleM1708 said most petrol stations in Richards Bay have no petrol, while dave.robbins.3344 updated:
Somerset-East, Cookhouse, Bedford, Adelaide, Fort Beaufort and Alice in Eastern Cape without petrol.
In Durban, some motorists were restricted to just R100 of petrol.
Meanwhile, talks between striking truck drivers and employers resumed on Wednesday
at the road freight bargaining council in Braamfontein, Johannesburg.
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