Diesel Spiking in the South African Market

DIESEL SPIKING IN SOUTH AFRICA by Greg Salzwedel New Business Development for the Renati Group The on-going adulteration (or spiking) of Illuminating paraffin (IP) in D50 diesel has reached alarming proportions in the local South African fuel market.  Some suppliers openly offer their “blend” to the market, while other more discreet ones still supply their unwitting…

Diesel Quality

Diesel Qualityby Greg Salzwedel New Business Development for the Renati Group The recent unprecedented escalation in fuel prices has placed tremendous pressure on transporters and other intensive diesel users in the country. Fuel costs now account for 55% – 60% of a transporters cost base, and escalating diesel costs have significantly reduced available cash flow…

FUEL PRICE ADJUSTMENT MECHANISM IN SOUTH AFRICA

FUEL PRICE ADJUSTMENT MECHANISM IN SOUTH AFRICAby Greg Salzwedel New Business Development for the Renati Group Following on my recent article on the various components that are combined to determine the regulated wholesale list price (WSLP) for diesel in any particular fuel zone within South Africa, this communication will explain how pricing changes to diesel…

Quality Fuel – Numerous Depots Have Been Tested – by Greg Salzwedel

All fuel that we uplift from the oil company refineries undergo extensive QC processes before being released – one of these tests is specifically the HFRR test referred to in the attached article to test for lubricity. The current SANS 342 specifications laid down for diesel fuel quality in RSA will conform to the internationally accepted benchmarks for both HFRR and a myriad of other criteria, some of which are outlined in the basic fuel test results reflected later in this email. The HFRR test is unfortunately very expensive and only the refineries/fuel producers have the sophisticated equipment required to test it, so it is not a common test that is done when checking fuel quality.