Petrol price set to rise – again

2010-05-01 07:48

The price of all grades of petrol will rise by 14 cents a litre

next week, the energy department has said.

The wholesale price of diesel with a 0.05 percent sulphur content

would increase by 29.5 cents a litre.

Diesel with a 0.005 percent sulphur content would rise in price by

29.5 cents a litre.

The wholesale price of illuminating paraffin would increase by 30

cents a litre, while the single maximum national retail price for illuminating

paraffin would go up by 41 cents a litre.

A litre of 95 unleaded petrol in Gauteng would now cost


According to the department, from March 31 to April 29 2010, the

average international product prices of petrol, diesel and illuminating paraffin


The department said: “The average rand/US dollar exchange rate for

the period March 31 to April 29 was 7.3749 compared to 7.4753 during the

previous period.”


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