Slight petrol price increase in August

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The petrol price will rise slightly from August 1.

Energy Minister Jeff Radebe announced this on Monday.

93- and 95-octane petrol will increase by 1c/l while diesel will decrease by 4c/l. Wholesale illuminating paraffin will increase by 4c/l while illuminating paraffin (SMNRP) will go up by 5c/l. The maximum retail price of liquid petroleum gas (LPGas) will increase by 17c/kg.

Radebe said the international prices of petroleum products had decreased along with crude oil prices and the average Brent Crude oil price during the review period.

On June 6ā€š the petrol price increased by 82c/lā€š pushing the petrol price to above R15 a litre.

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