South Africa Petrol Price Going Down, Diesel Going Up in January- Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy

South Africa Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy,  Gwede Mantashe announced on Saturday that Petrol (both 93 ULP and LRP) will go down by 4 cents per litre on Wednesday January 1 2020.

As from January 1, 2020, South Africa Petro price; 95 ULP will cost R16.16 in Gauteng and R15.52 at the coast, while South Africa diesel price will be R14.62 in Gauteng and R14.08 at the coast.

South Africa Petrol price (both 95 ULP and LRP) will go down 14 cents per litre, while Diesel (both 0.05% sulphur and 0.005% sulphur) will increase by 9 cents per litre.

Illuminating Paraffin (wholesale) will increase by 5 cents per litre, while the maximum LPGas retail price will decrease by 24 cents per kilogram.

The fuel price schedule for the different zones in the country will be published on Tuesday, December 31 2019.

According to a statement by the Department of Energy, the main reason for the fuel price changes is that the average Brent Crude oil price increased from $63 to $66.71 per barrel during the period under review.

The Crude oil prices increased following signals of the extension of OPEC production cut into mid-2020, and signs of a new round of trade talks between China and the United State of America.

Also the rand appreciated, on average, against the US dollar (from R14.80 to R14.47) during the period under review when compared to the previous one.

SEE ALSO: South Africa rand to weaken against the dollar in 2020

 

On a monthly basis, South Africa’s fuel prices are adjusted based on international and local factors. International factors include the fact that South Africa imports both crude oil and finished products at a price set at the international level, including importation costs, for instance shipping costs.