The Department of Energy has announced that all grades of petrol are to increase by 36 cents per litre.
The increase will be effective from Wednesday next week.
Diesel (0.05% Sulphur) will increase by 27.2 cents per litre, diesel (0.005% Sulphur) will increase by 28.2 cents per litre. Illuminating paraffin wholesale will go up by 16 cents a litre, while that of illuminating paraffin (Single Maximum National Retail price) will go up by 22 cents a litre.
The Maximum Retail Price for LPGAS will increase by 58 cents per kilogram. "The increase is due to movements in the crude oil prices, international petroleum products prices, Rand/US dollar exchange rate during the current fuel price review (31 January 2014 to 27 February 2014) and the self-adjusting Slate levy," said the department.