Why are Lesotho fuel price less than those of South Africa? Open or Close
Both Countries use the same pricing mechanism (import parity mechanism) and the same source for petroleum products. However, as the products land in each country, it imposes its own levies and taxes and at different magnitudes and as a result, the retail prices differ.
When do prices change? Open or Close
Petroleum products prices in the country are adjusted on a monthly basis and preferably the first Friday of every month depending on how close is the first day of a particular month.
Why is the price of Paraffin not the same country wide like other petroleum products? Open or Close
Paraffin unlike petrol and diesel has a longer distribution chain (oil company-filling station/wholesale outlet-shop-smaller shop-individual…) and therefore it is difficult to determine the various distribution costs to these levels and thus only regulated at wholesale level (oil company to service station)