Petrol price hikes by 18c a litre

2010-01-29 12:29

THE retail price of petrol will rise next week, the energy

department has said.

The price of all grades of petrol will increase in price by 18

cents a litre.

The wholesale price of diesel with a sulphur content of 0.05% and

that with 0.005% will both rise by 10c a litre.

The wholesale price of illuminating paraffin will rise by 5c a

litre and the single maximum national retail price for illuminating paraffin

will increase by 6c a litre.

According to the energy department, for the period December 31 to

January 28 the average international product prices of petrol, diesel and

illuminating paraffin increased.

The average rand/US dollar exchange rate strengthened when compared

to the previous period.

A litre of petrol 95 ULP will now cost R8.04 a litre in Gauteng.

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