The Fuel Retailers Association says the shortage of fuel in Gauteng could continue for at least a week.
Pumps at numerous filling stations in the province are reported to have run dry due to problems at two major plants.
The association says a Durban refinery has shut down for plant maintenance.
There are also disruptions at the Sapref refinery, a joint venture between Shell South Africa and BP Southern Africa. This means two main depots have been affected in Gauteng.
source: SABC News