Petrol price to drop about R2: AA

File: A motorist filling up with petrol. eNCA

JOHANNESBURG - Motorists can expect a record drop in the price of petrol next week Wednesday, bittersweet news in the face of a national 21-day lockdown.

The Automobile Association estimated a price drop of about R2 a litre in petrol and said diesel will also drop by around the same margin.

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It is the result of a price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia, which has more than offset a weaker rand.

The drop doesn't include a 16c increase in the fuel levy and a 9c increase in the Road Accident Fund levy which come into effect on 1 April.


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