UASA Media Release: 04 July 2023
Statement by Abigail Moyo, spokesperson of the trade union UASA:
UASA welcomes the relief the lower petrol price will bring to motorists and commuters. We trust that the knock-on effect will lead to stem inflation and result in lower prices in public transport, as well as in associated costs in basics such as food, agricultural and manufacturing sectors.
The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) announced that the price of both grades of petrol would decrease by between 17c/l and 24c/l tomorrow. Both grades of diesel will increase by 12c/l and 18c/l respectively.
The wholesale price of illuminating paraffin will decrease by 4c/l, and the maximum price for liquid petroleum gas will drop by 269c/kg.
Although the diesel price is expected to increase slightly, the retail price will be relatively lower than the petrol price. Diesel price will sell at less than R20/l and petrol at over R22/l.
The new adjusted fuel prices will be effective from midnight.
For further enquiries or to set up a personal interview, contact Abigail Moyo at 065 170 0162.