Most South Africans likely woke up to full fuel tanks on Wednesday but the prospect of paying much more for the next tank. At midnight the price of fuel increased by R1.21 for petrol and R1.48 for diesel. That brings the fuel price to just under R20 per litre.
The CEO of MasterDrive, Eugene Herbert, says with this prospect on the horizon motorists need to make a concerted effort to reduce their fuel consumption. “This is one of the most significant petrol price increases South Africa has faced in some time. Whether you’re an individual or a company it is bound to affect your pocket. For companies, it increases the price of delivery which then trickles down to the consumer. Now consumers are paying more for both goods and petrol.
“Consequently, the importance of keeping fuel consumption in mind whenever you drive is essential. MasterDrive is sharing 10 tips to remind South African drivers about reducing fuel consumption as they face these higher petrol prices, especially just before the holiday season as well.”
While it is difficult to accurately predict, the outcome for December does not look much better. “Even if we are fortunate enough to see a decrease, the fuel price is still high. Follow these tips to reduce the effect that this has on you or your business as much as possible,” says Herbert.
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