The local fuel price is determined by far more than just the international price of raw crude.
It's obvious that a fuel revolution is under way.
The petrol price hike, announced by the energy department, is bad news for the agriculture sector, says an agricultural union.
Fuel contamination at OR Tambo International has left seven million litres of their stock unfit for usage, sparking fears of flight delays.
Inland motorists can expect a fuel hike of 32 cents on April 4, following further increases in petroleum pipeline tariffs.
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Nigeria has been crippled by a nationwide strike as the public expressed anger at rising fuel prices and corruption in government.
Due to the rising cost of fuel Zambia has planned to begin importing refined petroleum products from neighbouring Angola.
Fuel shortages at petrol stations in inland provinces will probably last until around the third week in January, the energy department said.
Petrochemicals group Sasol said on Tuesday it would conduct a feasibility study on a potential gas-to-liquids plant in the US.
Industrial action in the chemical and fuel sectors has come to an end after employers reached an agreement on wage increases on Thursday.
The retail price of petrol will increase by 29 cents a litre next Wednesday, taking the price in Gauteng to over R10 a litre.
The dependency on liquid fuels for energy is under the microscope. Government must find ways to get additional benefits.
A task team has been set up to probe what led to the shortage of jet fuel at OR Tambo International Airport, the energy minister said on Thursday.
Nigeria's fuel marketers are ending a months-long suspension of imports after the government started clearing millions of dollars in subsidy arrears.
Sasol plans to invest $10-billion by 2015 to develop coal liquefaction plants in Indonesia, it was reported on Friday.