The petrol price will increase by 91 cents per litre (c/l) in August, the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) said.
The DMRE on Saturday issued a statement indicating steep fuel hikes next month - among the main drivers include an increase in the Brent crude oil price from $73 per barrel to $74 per barrel, as well as an increase in international petroleum product prices, depreciation of the rand exchange rate and the implementation of a slate levy of 6.58c/l. The slate levy is a mechanism implemented to finance under recovery by the South African petroleum industry.
The changes are:
Petrol (both grades): 91c/l increase.
Diesel (0.05% sulphur): 55.58 c/l increase
Diesel (0.005% sulphur): 54.58 c/l increase
Illuminating Paraffin: 50.00 c/l increase
Single Maximum National Retail Price for LP Gas: 67.00 c/l increase
Maximum LPGas Retail Price: 226.00 c/kg increase.
The Automobile Association had previously warned of a big jump in fuel prices due to an increase in import prices. It projected petrol would increase 83 c/l.