Taxi association's petrol station is illegal - Department of Energy

Department of Energy and Fuel Retailers Association (FRA) say the petrol station ran by the Dobsonville, Roodepoort, Leratong, Johannesburg Taxi Association (DORLJOTA), is illegal.

Department's director for fuel pricing, Robert Maake, says compliance officers accompanied by police have visited the station running at Amsterdam Street‚ in Roodepoort.

Maake says it's illegal for the petrol station to sell petrol at 50 cents per litre, which is below the regulated price.

It looks like a service station, but the manager there said it's a depot.

Robert Maake, Department of Energy director for fuel pricing

The department will be issuing a compliance noticing to both the operator of the site and supplier.

Robert Maake, Department of Energy director for fuel pricing

FRA CEO, Reggie Sibiya, explains that all petrol prices are regulated by the Petroleum Products Act.

Any deviation from the prescribed prices is illegal.

Reggie Sibiya, Fuel Retailers Association (FRA) CEO

There are two activities that are defined. There are retailing and wholesaling activities. For both activities you need a license. I doubt they have a wholesale license.

Reggie Sibiya, Fuel Retailers Association (FRA) CEO

Listen to more from Sibiya and Maake explaining the legalities...


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