How do they expect us to survive now? This is getting out of hand! The retail price of petrol will increase by between 75 to 81c a litre on Wednesday next week. The price of unleaded petrol in Gauteng will now cost R10.70 a litre and R10.50 at the coast. Gone are the days people will drive up to a service station and ask to have their car filled up. You will start to find more and more people asking to have R100 or R200 of fuel put into their car, just enough to get them from point A to B. The days of being able to just get into you car and drive without a plan are over!
Diesel 0.05% sulphur goes up by 68.4c, 0.005% by 68.4c and wholesale paraffin by 54.4c. Illuminating paraffin shoots up by 73c. Diesel in Gauteng will now cost R11.49 a litre and R11.35 at the coast. This is really not a great time to have a diesel car.
What will be interesting to note is how the prices are going to be displayed on the fuel pumps. Both the price per litre and the price to pay displays will need to be multiplied by ten (10) at the affected dispensers. A “X10″” will be attached to petrol pumps at both the price per litre and total amount to pay indications. I remember the first place I ever saw this was in Zimbabwe. Let us hope we are not following along the same lines as our neighbour up north.