Price of petrol increases today

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Pretoria - Motorists will from today be paying 18 cents more for a litre of petrol, after the retail price of all grades of petrol increased last night.

A litre of 95 ULP petrol will now cost R8.04 in Gauteng and R7.81 in the coast.

The price of Diesel 0.05 percent Sulphur wholesale increased by 10 cents a litre, while Diesel 0.005 rose by 10 cents a litre.

The wholesale price of illuminating paraffin increased by 5 cents and the single maximum national retail price for illuminating paraffin increases by 6 cents.

"During the period under review, the average international product prices of petrol, diesel and illuminating paraffin increased," said the Energy Department.

It said that the average Rand/US Dollar exchange rate strengthened when compared to the previous period.