the price of petrol reached a new historic high – and plenty more record-breakers are expected in coming months, as red-hot oil prices may not cool soon. The fuel price of 95 octane unleaded petrol (in Gauteng) rose to R24.17 a litre and that of 93 unleaded reached R23.94/l on Wednesday. The wholesale price of diesel in Gauteng increased to around R23.06/l.