SA petrol price to drop next week


The price of all grades of petrol will drop by 15 cents a litre on Wednesday, the energy department said on Friday.

Diesel would decrease by 29.78 cents a litre, illuminating paraffin by 25 cents, and LP Gas by four cents.

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“The decrease in the price of illuminating paraffin and LPG will benefit households that use these products, as winter approaches,” Energy Minister Ben Martins said in a statement.

Petrol will now cost R14.24 a litre and diesel R13 rand in Gauteng, the department said.

The price decreases would take effect on May 7, when South Africa holds its fifth general elections.

Sapa & Reuters

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