Nothing festive as fuel price goes up
With the festive season just around the corner, motorists will have to endure an almost imperceptible increase in the petrol price from next week.
On Friday, the department of energy announced that 93- and 95-octane petrol would increase by just 1c per litre.
There will be decreases in the prices of diesel and liquefied petroleum gas. The prices of diesel 0.05% sulphur and 0.005% sulphur will decrease by 3.8c and 1.8c per litre, respectively.
The wholesale price of illuminating paraffin will increase by 1c a litre and the single maximum national retail price of illuminating paraffin by 0.2c a litre.
The maximum retail price for LP gas will decrease by 4c/kg.
The main reason for fuel-price adjustments was the weakening of the rand against the dollar, despite the drop in the prices of all petroleum products during the period under review, the department said.
The rand was at R14.29 against the dollar on Friday afternoon.