The price of petrol will increase by 17c next Wednesday, on the back of higher the international petrol, diesel and illuminating paraffin prices, the Department of Energy said today.
“The average rand/dollar exchange rate strengthened when compared to the previous period. The average rand/dollar exchange rate for the period 1 July 2011 to 28 July 2011 was R6,8134 compared to R6,8353 during the previous period,” the Department of Energy said on Friday.
Diesel containing 0.05% sulphur will increase by 15c, along with diesel containing 0.005% sulphur.
Illuminating paraffin’s wholesale price will increase by 10c while the Single Maximum National Retail Price (SMNRP) will increase by 13c.
The price of liquefied petroleum gas (LPGAS) will increase by 38c per kilogram.