Petrol price to remain at R7.65

Friday, October 30, 2009

Pretoria - South Africa's petrol price is to remain unchanged at R7.65, the Department of Minerals and Energy announced on Friday.

The cost of petrol will not change when government makes its adjustment in the first week of November.

However, the price of Diesel 0.05 percent Sulphur wholesale will increase by 10 cents a litre, while Diesel 0.005 will increase by eight cents a litre.

The wholesale price of illuminating paraffin is to increase by 14 cents and the single maximum national retail price for illuminating paraffin will increase by 19 cents.

"During the period under review, the average international product prices of Petrol, Diesel and Illuminating Paraffin increased," said the department.