Re­lief as fuel price drops

The Star Early Edition - - NEWS -

THE price of both grades of petrol will drop 25 cents a litre with ef­fect from mid­night to­mor­row, the En­ergy De­part­ment said.

The whole­sale price of both grades of diesel would drop 23c/l, the de­part­ment said.

The whole­sale price of il­lu­mi­nat­ing paraf­fin would drop 22c/l and the sin­gle max­i­mum na­tional re­tail price by 30c/l.

The max­i­mum re­tail price of liq­ue­fied pe­tro­leum gas would drop by 77c/kg. The de­crease in fuel prices was due to the av­er­age in­ter­na­tional prod­uct prices of petrol, diesel and il­lu­mi­nat­ing paraf­fin drop­ping dur­ing the pe­riod un­der re­view – April 26 to June 1.

The rand had also ap­pre­ci­ated against the US dol­lar on av­er­age dur­ing this pe­riod, when com­pared to the pre­vi­ous pe­riod, the de­part­ment said.

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