Massive hike in SA petrol price on Wednesday

South African motorists will have to fork out an additional 88 cents for a litre of petrol from Wednesday (April 6, 2016), the Department of Energy said on Saturday.

The petrol price will cost R12.62 per litre in Gauteng, and includes a 30 cents a litre rise in the fuel levy announced by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan in his February budget.

This represents a massive 7.5% increase from March, while wholesale diesel will rise nearly 10%, the energy department said.

From 6 April, motorists will pay the following:

  • Petrol 95 – 88c/litre
  • Petrol 93 – 86c/litre
  • Diesel – 97c/litre

Gordhan noted in his budget speech in February that the general fuel levy will be raised by 30 cents/litre to R2.85/litre for petrol and R2.70/litre for diesel.

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Massive hike in SA petrol price on Wednesday