South Africa’s petrol price is set to rise by between 25 and 29 cents on Wednesday, the Energy Department announced on Monday. And it didn’t take long for South Africans to react with typical SA humour! See below.
A litre of 93 (ULP and LRP) will rise by 25 cents, while a litre of 95 (ULP and LRP) will rise by 29 cents.
This means that consumers, who in September paid R13.72 for a litre of 95 (ULP and LRP) in Gauteng will now pay R14.01. Consumers in the coast will now pay R13.52 a litre.
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Am I the only one who doesn't understand the #PetrolPrice – the Rand strengthens and petrol goes up, the rand weakens and petrol goes up
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#PetrolPrice will go up from Wednesday. In related news, long distance relationships decreased by 95%
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Both grades of diesel will increase by 42 cents a litre, while the price of illuminating paraffin (wholesale) will go up by 39 cents a litre.
The department said the average international product prices of petrol, diesel and illuminating paraffin increased during the period under review.
In September, the price of petrol rose by 67 cents. – SAnews.gov.za
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