Here’s why you should fill-up TODAY, not tomorrow…

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Thinking of leaving your tank empty for another day? Well, we’ve crunched the numbers – and there are HUGE savings to be made by taking advantage of the fuel price on Tuesday 5 July, rather than waiting until Wednesday onwards.

July fuel price confirmed: Read it and weep…

That’s because the July fuel price will rise at MIDNIGHT, by a considerable amount. Some motorists will, from tomorrow, have to fork out more than R26-per-litre, following a monster R2.57p/l rise on the current petrol costs. Our latest figures make for grim reading.

Fuel type and region Value of increase Price for Tuesday 5 July Price from Wednesday 6 July onwards
Petrol 93 INLAND R2.57 per-litre R23.94p/l R26.51p/l
Petrol 95 INLAND R2.37 per-litre R24.17p/l R26.54p/l
Diesel wholesale INLAND R2.31 per-litre R23.09p/l R25.40p/l
Petrol 93 COASTAL R2.57 per-litre R23.29p/l R25.86p/l
Petrol 95 COASTAL R2.37 per-litre R23.42p/l R25.79p/l
Diesel wholesale COASTAL R2.31 per-litre R22.47p/l R24.78p/l

Huge difference in costs for filling-up TODAY vs filling-up TOMORROW

So, you can cut some serious costs *if* you get to a pump before the clock strikes 00:00. By taking the average size of a tank for motor vehicles (around 45 litres), minibus taxis (usually 75 litres), and motorcycles (typically 20 litres), we have calculated the exact differences.

(All figures are based on the filling of an empty tank, according to the July fuel price values supplied by the Central Energy Fund)

COASTAL

  • The average motor-vehicle/bakkie petrol tank will cost R1 050 to fill-up on Tuesday, vs R1 162 to fill-up on Wednesday.
  • The average minibus/taxi petrol tank will cost R1 751 to fill-up on Tuesday, vs R1 936 to fill-up on Wednesday.
  • The average motorcycle petrol tank will cost R467 to fill-up on Tuesday, vs R516 to fill-up on Wednesday.
  • The average motor-vehicle/bakkie diesel tank will cost R1 011 to fill-up on Tuesday, vs R1 115 to fill on Wednesday.
  • The average minibus/taxi diesel tank will cost R1 685 to fill-up on Tuesday, vs R1 858 to fill on Wednesday.
  • The average motorcycle diesel tank will cost R449 to fill-up on Tuesday, vs R495 to fill on Wednesday.

INLAND

  • The average motor-vehicle/bakkie petrol tank will cost R1 082 to fill-up on Tuesday, vs R1 193 to fill on Wednesday.
  • The average minibus/taxi petrol tank will cost R1 803 to fill-up on Tuesday, vs R1 989 to fill-up on Wednesday.
  • The average motorcycle petrol tank will cost R481 to fill-up on Tuesday, vs R530 to fill-up on Wednesday.
  • The average motor-vehicle/bakkie diesel tank will cost R1 039 to fill-up on Tuesday, vs R1 143 to fill on Wednesday.
  • The average minibus/taxi diesel tank will cost R1 731 to fill-up on Tuesday, vs R1 905 to fill-up on Wednesday.
  • The average motorcycle diesel tank will cost R461 to fill-up on Tuesday, vs R508 to fill-up on Wednesday.

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