UASA Media Release: 05 October 2021
Statement by Abigail Moyo, spokesperson of the trade union UASA:
UASA welcomes the lower petrol price as announced by the Department of Minerals and Energy yesterday.
As from midnight 93 unleaded petrol will cost R18.11 a litre while 95 will cost R18.33 a litre. However, consumers of diesel and paraffin will have to reach deeper into their pockets. Both grades of diesel will increase by 22 cents a litre, while paraffin will cost 32 cents a litre more. Consumers who use LP-Gas are set to pay seven cents more per kilogram.
The lower petrol price is a welcome change considering that motorists have been paying a hefty price for petrol in recent months, with petrol hitting its highest stroke for the year last month. The small savings on petrol will give consumers a little more for household spending.
According to the Central Energy Fund (CEF), the price adjustments are due to international petrol, diesel and illuminating paraffin price increases while the rand appreciated against the dollar.
For further enquiries or to set up a personal interview contact Abigail Moyo at 065 170 0162 .