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06
Nov

Good news: Petrol, diesel will be cheaper from Wednesday

The petrol price, for both 93 and 95 grades, will be cheaper by 13c a litre from Wednesday this week. Diesel prices will be cut by 16c (0.05% sulphur) and 14c (0.005% sulphur) respectively. Illuminating paraffin prices will be 23c a litre lower. The cuts, announced by Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Gwede Mantashe, are largely  thanks to a stronger rand during the past month. South Africa imports more…

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01
Nov

WATCH | Here’s how a car will perform with the wrong fuel in it

It is almost unimaginable to fathom the possibility of throwing the wrong type of fuel into your car. Besides the personal embarrassment, it will likely cost you a pretty penny because everything fuel related is affected by something as simple as petrol or diesel. Doing it on purpose As the video from Fifth Gear shows, a petrol powered Ford Escort and its diesel Opel Astra counterpart were given opposite doses…

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31
Oct

PETROL WILL BE CHEAPER IN NOVEMBER!

PETROL might be a little cheaper in November. According to the Automobile Association (AA) petrol prices are showing a mixed picture with some prices predicted to climb and others falling. “93 octane petrol is showing a five-cent drop, while 95 octane petrol is set to rise by ten cents. Diesel is forecast to climb by two cents while illuminating paraffin looks set for a two cents decrease,” the AA said…

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30
Oct

Petrol, diesel should be slightly cheaper next week – AA

The Automobile Association is anticipating fuel price drops in November of between 8c and 18c per litre for petrol, 14c for diesel, and 21c for illuminating paraffin”. This is in the wake of oil price retreats in October, the AA said in a statement on Tuesday, commenting on unaudited month-end fuel price data released by the Central Energy Fund (CEF). The latest data from the CEF shows that 95 unleaded…

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28
Oct

Sasol could sell cheaper fuel if the petrol price were deregulated – at current oil prices, anyway

Sasol can produce fuel from coal cheaper the cost of oil. But South Africa's regulated fuel price is based on the price of oil, and the value of the rand. That means if the petrol price was to be deregulated – as is occasionally proposed – Sasol could, in theory, sell fuel cheap. For more stories, go to the Business Insider SA homepage. At current prices Sasol is producing petrol at…

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24
Oct

Petrol price cuts are now on the cards

A combination of falling oil prices and a surprise rally in the rand may ease the financial pressure on motorists at the pump in the first week of November. The latest data from the Central Energy Fund shows that petrol prices could be cut by between 3c a litre(95 unleaded) to 15c (93), while diesel prices could be lowered by between 9c and 11c, and illuminating paraffin by 17c. After…

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21
Oct

SA’s next fuel hike in November won’t break the bank for motorists

Fuel prices are showing a mixed picture for November, with some prices predicted to climb and others falling. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA), which was commenting on unaudited mid-month fuel price data released by the Central Energy Fund. Rise and fall In an indication of how flat the month has been to date, the AA notes that different fuels are heading in different directions. SEE | How…

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17
Oct

As if load shedding isn’t bad enough, the petrol price may be going up too

If you use fuel to run generators during load shedding, you may have to prepare to pay more soon, new data from the Central Energy Fund suggests.  The CEF calculates anticipated fuel price increases or declines based on the exchange rate and Brent crude oil price.  It showed that 95 unleaded petrol is set for an increase in November, though 93 unleaded is set for a decline.  For more go…

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17
Oct

More mileage

WITH the petrol price having gone up eight times this year, clearly we need to come up with ways to save on fuel. In addition, car owners need to become good drivers. WesBank’s Fuel Economy Tour, run in partnership with FNB, which will arm you with definitive car fuel consumption figures among a selection of car brands, as well as recommended travelling times between major centres in the country to…

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17
Oct

Petrol vs Electric – Which car is the fastest in a drag and sprint race?

The prominence of electric cars are on the rise as more and more people are making the switch from combustion. The almost instantaneous availability of on-tap power is one massive advantage electric cars have over their combustion counterparts. Petrol cars can bring up the valid point that they can drive anywhere without having to be charged at specific ranges. A bit of electric insight Select Car Leasing created a cool…

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