RSA Fuel Prices

(2 April 2014 - 6 May 2014)

Petrol Inland Coastal
93 ULP (c/l) 1416.00 1403.00
93 LRP (c/l) 1416.00 -
95 ULP (c/l) 1439.00 1398.00
95 LRP (c/l) - 1398.00
Retail Pricing
Diesel Inland Coastal
0.05%S (c/l) 1329.75 1299.15
0.005%S (c/l) 1335.15 1304.55
Wholesale Pricing
Paraffin Inland Coastal

Wholesale Pricing (c/l)

1003.228 953.028
LPGas Inland Coastal
Retail Pricing (c/kg) 2532.00 2350.00

Oil Price

SA Fuels Price Changes

Petrol (ALL GRADES)

93 ULP & LRP: 5.0 (Inland) / 1.0 (Coastal) c/litre increase in retail price

95 ULP & LRP: 7.0 (Inland) / 3.0 (Coastal) c/litre increase in retail price

Diesel 0.05% Sulphur 8.8 (Inland) / 12.8 (Coastal) c/litre decrease in wholesale price
Diesel 0.005% Sulphur 7.8 (Inland) / 11.8 (Coastal) c/litre decrease in wholesale price
Illuminating Paraffin (Wholesale) 34.5 (Inland) / 38.8 (Coastal) c/litre decrease in wholesale price
Illuminating Paraffin (SMNRP) 49.0 (Countrywide) c/litre decrease in the Single Maximum National Retail price (SMNRP)

Maximum Retail price for LPGAS

22.0 (Countrywide) c/kg decrease in maximum retail price

NOTE: Price changes differ in Magisterial District Zones (MDZ's) due to the different transport increases implemented into the fuel price structures and the revised petrol octane differentials !

During the period under review, the average international product prices of Petrol increased, whilst Diesel and Illuminating Paraffin prices decreased.

The average Rand/US Dollar exchange rate strengthened when compared to the previous period. The average Rand/US Dollar exchange rate for the period 28 February 2014 to 27 March 2014 was 10.7695 compared to 11.0054 during the previous period. The strengtening of the Rand against the US$ decreased the contribution to the BFP (Basic Fuels Price) on petrol, diesel and IP by 18.46 c/l, 19.03 c/l & 18.63 c/l respectively.

In line with the Self-adjusting Slate Levy Mechanism Rules, no adjustments to the Slate Levy on petrol and diesel were neccesary.

See attached downloadable media release for details pertaining to:

  • Zone Differential Adjustments
  • Octane Differential Adjustments
  • Incremental Inland Transport Recovery Levy
  • Fuel & RAF Levy Increases


Source: Department of Energy, Republic of South Africa.

Download: DoE Media Release (28 March 2014).