30 Apr

UASA Media Release: 30 April 2024

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Statement by Abigail Moyo, spokesperson of the trade union UASA:

UASA welcomes the price decrease for illuminating paraffin and LPGas ahead of the winter season, but increasing petrol prices are worrying. The gradual increase in the petrol price for three consecutive months is a cause for huge concern, resulting in financial distress to consumers and motorists who have to adjust their budget month-to-month to afford the new prices.

As of midnight, both petrol grades will increase by 37c per litre, as announced by the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE). Diesel 0.05% (wholesale) will decrease by 30c, and diesel 0.005% (wholesale) by 36c.

While the winter season is slowly creeping in, UASA is pleased with the expected decrease of 19c a litre for illuminating paraffin and 46c per kg for LPGas. Households who depend on paraffin and gas for heating and household use will at least be able to keep warm now that temperatures are dropping.

Petrol price increases cause financial strain for many motorists and consumers. We urge UASA members and all motorists to be cautious and consider careful spending to ride this wave out.

For further enquiries or to set up a personal interview, contact Abigail Moyo at    065 170 0162 .

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