Petrol price leap at midnight

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Petrol pump

Petrol pump

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Petrol pump

Petrol pump

JOHANNESBURG - Expect to pay 71 cents a litre extra for petrol at the pumps from Wednesday.

Diesel goes up by 60 cents a litre, while illuminating paraffin will cost a whopping 98 cents more at retailers.

The Automobile Association attributes the steep increases to the weaker rand-dollar exchange rate.

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Rocketing crude oil prices are also to blame.