Marizka Coetzer
Journalist
2 minute read
17 Jul 2021
5:01 am

Farmers hurt by ban on selling fuel in containers

Marizka Coetzer

The mid-month data indicates that petrol was set for an increase of 87 cents a litre, diesel 58 cents, and illuminating paraffin 56 cents.

The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) on Thursday issued a statement preventing anyone from purchasing and/or dispensing petrol or diesel into a container. Photo for illustration: iStock

A double dose of bad news for South Africa with new petrol regulations and a steep petrol increase on the cards as people struggle to get petrol following the unrest. Last night, the department of mineral resources noted it had received many complaints on the ban of containers. “A ‘container’ refers to an object that is not approved for the holding or transporting of petrol and diesel according to the relevant South African National Standards,” it said in a statement. On Thursday, the Automobile Association (AA) called on consumers to limit nonessential travel and warned that unaudited mid-month fuel price...