Motorists can expect petrol to be slightly cheaper on Wednesday. However, diesel users may be feeling the pinch this October.
According to ENCA, unleaded petrol will see a slight decrease of 1 cent, while diesel will go up by 22 cents. Additionally, South Africans utilising paraffin will need to fork out an additional 32 cents per litre.
Reasons for the significant rise has been attributed to the increase in Brent Crude oil and petroleum prices, reports News24. The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) stated that the fuel adjustments have also been allocated to make provision for the quarterly differential between 95 and 93 Octane.
“The BFP (Basic Fuel Price) Octane differential has changed during the previous quarter and therefore the retail prices of 95 and 93 petrol octanes will be different in each fuel-pricing zone with effect from 06 October 2021,” the DMRE said.