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Official petrol price adjustments for May – Petrol down, diesel up

The Department of Energy has published the official fuel price adjustments for South Africa which will go into effect on 4 May.

The data shows that inland petrol prices will go down by 12 cents per litre across the board, whereas inland diesel prices are going up by a minimum of 92 cents per litre.

The official fuel price adjustments for South Africa for May are as follows:

Fuel type Inland Coastal
Petrol 93 Decrease of 12c/l Decrease of 15c/l
Petrol 95 Decrease of 12c/l Decrease of 15c/l
Diesel 0.05% Increase of 92c/l Increase of 88c/l
Diesel 0.005% Increase of 98c/l Increase of 94c/l
Illuminating Paraffin  Increase of 80c/l Increase of 82c/l

These prices take into account the recent “tax holiday” on fuels that involved the government reducing the General Fuel Levy by R1.50 per litre until the end of May.

However, the Slate Levy remains unchanged compared to the previous month at 52.62 cents per litre.

Therefore, the official fuel prices for May will be as follows:

Fuel type Inland Coastal
Petrol 93 R21.51 R20.86
Petrol 95 R21.84 R21.09
Diesel 0.05% R21.99 R21.34
Diesel 0.005% R22.16 R21.52
Illuminating Paraffin  R16.64 R15.85

Revised transportation costs

The Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy has approved the implementation of revised zone differentials into the price structures of petrol, diesel, and IP.

This will lead to different fuel price changes in different magisterial district zones on 4 May due to differing tariff increases and decreases across the regions.

“The annual adjustments to road transport tariffs applicable in petrol, diesel, and IP price structures will range from a decrease of 33.4c/l in Gordonia South Magisterial District Pricing Zone to an increase of 3.0c/l (Zone 9C-Gauteng),” said the department.

“The primary transport tariffs applicable to the transport of petrol and diesel mainly by means of the pipeline network will increase. Because of the different transport tariff adjustments to be effective on the 4th of May 2022, price changes to similar products will differ in the 54 Magisterial District Pricing Zones.”

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