18°C / 3°C
  • Sun
  • 18°C
  • 3°C
  • Mon
  • 18°C
  • 3°C
  • Tue
  • 17°C
  • 4°C
  • Wed
  • 19°C
  • 3°C
  • Thu
  • 19°C
  • 3°C
  • Fri
  • 18°C
  • 2°C
  • Sun
  • 17°C
  • 8°C
  • Mon
  • 15°C
  • 9°C
  • Tue
  • 13°C
  • 6°C
  • Wed
  • 15°C
  • 6°C
  • Thu
  • 15°C
  • 8°C
  • Fri
  • 13°C
  • 8°C
  • Sun
  • 23°C
  • 13°C
  • Mon
  • 24°C
  • 14°C
  • Tue
  • 19°C
  • 15°C
  • Wed
  • 22°C
  • 15°C
  • Thu
  • 23°C
  • 13°C
  • Fri
  • 27°C
  • 16°C
  • Sun
  • 21°C
  • 10°C
  • Mon
  • 19°C
  • 9°C
  • Tue
  • 13°C
  • 6°C
  • Wed
  • 15°C
  • 5°C
  • Thu
  • 17°C
  • 8°C
  • Fri
  • 14°C
  • 7°C
  • Sun
  • 18°C
  • 4°C
  • Mon
  • 18°C
  • 4°C
  • Tue
  • 19°C
  • 5°C
  • Wed
  • 18°C
  • 4°C
  • Thu
  • 18°C
  • 5°C
  • Fri
  • 20°C
  • 4°C
  • Sun
  • 21°C
  • 5°C
  • Mon
  • 24°C
  • 5°C
  • Tue
  • 22°C
  • 6°C
  • Wed
  • 21°C
  • 8°C
  • Thu
  • 23°C
  • 6°C
  • Fri
  • 26°C
  • 6°C
  • Sun
  • 19°C
  • 7°C
  • Mon
  • 11°C
  • 6°C
  • Tue
  • 12°C
  • 3°C
  • Wed
  • 13°C
  • 3°C
  • Thu
  • 13°C
  • 4°C
  • Fri
  • 10°C
  • 4°C
  • Sun
  • 21°C
  • 11°C
  • Mon
  • 20°C
  • 11°C
  • Tue
  • 14°C
  • 9°C
  • Wed
  • 15°C
  • 9°C
  • Thu
  • 16°C
  • 9°C
  • Fri
  • 15°C
  • 9°C
  • Sun
  • 20°C
  • 5°C
  • Mon
  • 21°C
  • 6°C
  • Tue
  • 22°C
  • 7°C
  • Wed
  • 20°C
  • 5°C
  • Thu
  • 20°C
  • 8°C
  • Fri
  • 21°C
  • 7°C
  • Sun
  • 20°C
  • 5°C
  • Mon
  • 22°C
  • 5°C
  • Tue
  • 23°C
  • 6°C
  • Wed
  • 20°C
  • 6°C
  • Thu
  • 21°C
  • 7°C
  • Fri
  • 23°C
  • 6°C
  • Sun
  • 18°C
  • 10°C
  • Mon
  • 13°C
  • 8°C
  • Tue
  • 12°C
  • 6°C
  • Wed
  • 14°C
  • 7°C
  • Thu
  • 15°C
  • 9°C
  • Fri
  • 12°C
  • 8°C
  • Sun
  • 18°C
  • 3°C
  • Mon
  • 19°C
  • 3°C
  • Tue
  • 20°C
  • 2°C
  • Wed
  • 20°C
  • 2°C
  • Thu
  • 21°C
  • 2°C
  • Fri
  • 22°C
  • 5°C

Petrol price decrease attributed to stronger rand

The department announced a 69 cents drop in the price of petrol which will kick in on Wednesday.

Petrol Price
petrol price,petrol price drops
Local

JOHANNEBSURG - The Department of Energy has attributed the decrease in the petrol price to a stronger rand.

The department announced a 69 cents drop in the price of petrol, which will kick in on Wednesday.

Department spokesperson Robert Maake says while the price of petrol will decrease, diesel will increase by 14 and 15 cents for both grades.

The maximum retail price of liquid petroleum gas (LPGas) will decrease by R1,20 per kg.

Maake says the price of diesel has increased globally.

“The main reason for this decrease is the strengthening of the rand against the dollar, during the period under review compared to the previous period, and also the decrease in the sale of petrol in the international market.”

(Edited by Winnie Theletsane)

Comments

EWN welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

- Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
- Sexism
- Homophobia
- Religious intolerance
- Cyber bullying
- Hate speech
- Derogatory language
- Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the EWN community a safe and welcoming space for all.

EWN reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

EWN reserves the right to close comments on selected content pages.

EWN is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.