Petrol price is going up - again!
A litre of 95 unleaded petrol in Gauteng will cost R12.22 from next Wednesday, May 2
The price of all grades of petrol will increase by 28 cents a litre next week, the energy department said.
A litre of 95 ULP (unleaded) petrol in Gauteng would cost R12.22 from next Wednesday, May 2.
The price of diesel with a 0.05 sulphur content would increase by 9.4 cents a litre, while diesel with a 0.005% sulphur content would go up by 8.4 cents a litre.
The wholesale price of illuminating paraffin would increase by nine cents a litre.
The single maximum national retail price for illuminating paraffin would rise by 12 cents a litre.
The maximum retail price for LP Gas would increase by 31 cents a kilogram.
The average international prices of petrol increased over the past month, while that of diesel and illuminating paraffin decreased, the energy department said However, it said, a weaker rand-US dollar exchange rate contributed to the increasing local prices.
* On 4 April this year, Sowetan reported that the petrol price was hiked by 71c per litre inland and 66c a litre in coastal areas.
* Electricity tariffs also increased by 16% on April 1.
* Other costs affecting consumers are municipal tariffs, train fees and eTolls.
* Smokers and drinkers are also paying more and more in taxes and levies: earlier this year Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan announced in his Budget that smokers had to fork out 58 cents more for a packet of 20 cigarettes. Drowning one's sorrows in alcohol also costs more, with a 750ml bottle of spirits increasing by a hefty R6, a 340ml can of beer by nine cents, and a litre of wine by 18 cents.
* An upcoming as-yet-unknown cost is government's planned National Health Insurance.