Remember to fill up as the fuel price increases at midnight


File: The Energy Department says the petrol price will rise by 19 cents a litre.

JOHANNESBURG – The price of petrol will increase at midnight on Tuesday.

The energy department announced last week that both grades of petrol – 95 and 93 octane – will increase by 82 cents a litre.

Diesel will increase by 85 cents a litre, while the price of illuminating paraffin will rise by 82 cents a litre.

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In Gauteng, the price of petrol will stand at R15.79 per litre.

The Automobile Association of SA said the fuel hike will have a negative impact on consumers.

The association has predicted another increase in July.


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