Here is the official petrol price for September

 ·5 Sep 2022

The Department of Energy has published the latest fuel price update for September, showing a sizeable cut to both petrol and diesel prices in South Africa.

While prices were projected to come down by around R2.30 per litre, an adjustment to the slate levy has eaten 30 cents per litre of the price cut, resulting in a price drop of R2.04 per litre for petrol, and between 46 and 56 cents per litre for diesel.

Prices will be adjusted as follows:

Fuel Price change
Petrol 95 Decrease of 204 cents per litre
Petrol 93 Decrease of 204 cents per litre
Diesel 0.05% Decrease of 56 cents per litre
Diesel 0.005% Decrease of 46 cents per litre
Illuminating Paraffin (wholesale) Decrease of 82 cents per litre
LPGAS Decrease of 165 cents per kilogram

The changes will be implemented on Wednesday, 7 September.

The average international product prices for petrol, diesel and illuminating paraffin decreased during the period under review.

The rand appreciated against the US dollar during the period under review, on average, when compared to the previous period. The average rand/US dollar exchange rate for the period 29 July to 1 September 2022 was R16.70 compared to R16.87 during the previous period.

This led to a lower contribution to the Basic Fuel Prices on petrol, diesel and illuminating paraffin by 12.97 c/l, 15.63 c/l and 15.90 c/l, respectively.

The combined cumulative petrol and diesel Slate balances at the end of July 2022 amounted to a negative balance of R13.168 billion; however, the department has approved a Slate Levy of 83.68 c/l (an increase of 30.66 c/l) to be implemented into the price structures of petrol and diesel with effect from 07 September 2022.

This is based on estimated slate cumulative movements of R3.6 billion.

This is how the price changes will reflect at the pumps:

Inland August official September Official
95 Petrol R25.42 R23.38
93 Petrol R24.99 R22.95
0.05% diesel (wholesale) R24.52 R23.96
0.005% diesel (wholesale) R24.62 R24.16
Illuminating Paraffin R18.42 R17.60
LPGAS (p/kg) R35.53 R33.88
Coastal August official September Official
95 Petrol R24.77 R22.73
93 Petrol R24.34 R22.30
0.05% diesel (wholesale) R23.87 R23.31
0.005% diesel (wholesale) R23.98 R23.52
Illuminating Paraffin R17.63 R16.81
LPGAS (p/kg) R33.11 R31.46

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