Wednesday, June 01, 2016

As from today petrol will increase by 52 cents

Nontando Mafanya
01 June 2016

As motorists feel the pinch of another fuel price hike, the Automobile Association says it doesn't expect this trend to end, even if the price of oil stabilises.

The price of petrol has from today increased by 52 cents a litre, while all grades of diesel now cost 76 cents more a litre.

The AA says the weakening rand against the dollar will continue to affect the prices. 

AA spokesperson Layton Bear in a statement says, at the moment, consumers really are under a lot of pressure.

A lot of services are being increased, municipal rates and taxes are going up, and on top of that you see the petrol price going up. So consumers are in for a really hard time at this moment.

Meanwhile, the taxi industry says drivers are finding it extremely difficult to stay in business.

The increases will soon be passed on to taxi commuters, when the industry reviews its tariffs next month.

The South African National Taxi Council President Phillip Taaibosch in a statement says, It becomes difficult when the prices are going up and people would find that Santaco take a lot of time before they consider the price increases.

He says they are always looking at their customers and they have never been unreasonable with them.



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