Petrol diesel fuel price April 2024

The latest fuel projections from the Central Energy Fund. Image: Pixabay

Petrol, diesel price hike: Why you should fill up this weekend

The latest fuel projections from the Central Energy Fund shows that bad news lies ahead next week for SA diesel and petrol car owners.

Petrol diesel fuel price April 2024

The latest fuel projections from the Central Energy Fund. Image: Pixabay

The latest fuel projections from the Central Energy Fund (CEF) shows that bad news lies ahead next week for South Africa’s diesel and petrol car owners.

The data is trending towards a significant increase for both diesel and petrol prices at the pumps.

This news comes on the back of price increases for both petrol and diesel earlier this month, as reported by The South African website.

Below, the latest projections as received by The South African website from the CEF, effective Thursday, 29 February 2024.

FUELPRICE CHANGE
Petrol 93increase of 116 cents
Petrol 95increase of 120 cents
Diesel 0.05%increase of 105 cents
Diesel 0.005%increase of 118 cents
Illuminating Paraffinincrease of 63 cents

If these market conditions were to remain consistent for the remainder of the period – an unlikely scenario with the rand/dollar exchange rate ever fluctuating and the oil price changing – an increase of 116 cents is expected for petrol 93 octane motorists and an increase of 120 cents for 95 users.

Meanwhile, diesel motorists would see between a 105 to 118 cents per litre increase.

Finally, illuminating paraffin is expected to increase by 63 cents.

FUEL PRICE IN SOUTH AFRICA IMPACTED BY TWO MAIN FACTORS:

1. The international price of petroleum products, driven mainly by oil prices

2. The rand/dollar exchange rate used in the purchase of these products

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Oil price

At the time of publishing the brent crude oil price is $82.20 a barrel.

Exchange rate

At the time of publishing the rand/dollar exchange rate is R19.16/$.

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The final overall price changes for both petrol and diesel will be confirmed in the weeks ahead with the new prices coming into effect at midnight on Tuesday, 5 March.

Go easy on the accelerator until then, Mzansi.


The current FEBRUARY 2024 petrol and diesel prices (Inland and Coastal):

INLANDFebruary
Petrol 93R22.92
Petrol 95R23.24
Diesel 0.05%R21.36
Diesel 0.005%R21.43
Illuminating ParaffinR15.84
COASTALFebruary
Petrol 93R22.20
Petrol 95R22.52
Diesel 0.05%R20.64
Diesel 0.005%R20.74
Illuminating ParaffinR14.91