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South Africa: Petrol to Increase By 36 Cents

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.

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