September 16, 2021

Petrol price to rise again in September, while diesel price drops

The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy announced the effective fuel prices for September on Tuesday (31 August).

Petrol price to rise again in September, while diesel price drops

Petrol price to rise again in September, while diesel price drops photo credit: Canva

Following Augusts’ steep petrol price increase, drivers in South Africa should prepare themselves to pay even more for petrol, however if you drive a diesel-powered vehicle then you are in luck.

The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy announced the effective fuel prices for September on Tuesday (31 August).

Minister of Energy, Gwede Mantashe said that the fuel prices for September 2021 would be adjusted as follows from Wednesday, 1 September:

  • Petrol (both 93 ULP and LRP): four cents per litre (4.00 c/l) increase;
  • Petrol (both 95 ULP and LRP): four cents per litre (4.00 c/l) increase;
  • Diesel (0.05% sulphur): fifteen point two two cents per litre (15.22 c/l) decrease;
  • Diesel (0.005% sulphur): fourteen point two two cents per litre (14.22 c/l) decrease;
  • Illuminating Paraffin (wholesale): fifteen cents per litre (15.00 c/l) decrease;
  • SMNRP for IP: Twenty cents per litre (20.00 c/l) decrease;
  • Maximum LPGas Retail Price: Ninety-four cents per kilogram (94.00 c/kg) increase.

All of this means that from midnight on Wednesday, the retail price of a litre of 95 unleaded petrol will R18.34 in the interior provinces of South Africa and R17.62 at the coast.

Sources: MSN

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