Fuel prices: petrol up, diesel and paraffin down

2009-02-02 00:00

Motorists wishing to soften the blow of the latest petrol price increase should fill their tanks today.

The price of all grades of petrol will increase by 61 cents a litre from midnight.

The wholesale price of 0,05% sulphur diesel will drop by five cents a litre, while the wholesale price of 0,005% sulphur diesel will drop by seven cents a litre. The wholesale price of paraffin will decline by 14 cents and illuminating paraffin by 19 cents.

Explaining the price moves, the Minerals and Energy Department said the average international product prices of petrol increased last month, while diesel and illuminating paraffin decreased in price, and the rand/dollar exchange rate strengthened.

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