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Petrol price to come down, diesel up

The price of petrol will drop by 10c/l, while the price of diesel will increase by between 9 and 10 c/l.

Petrol attendant at BP petrol pump. Picture:Clare Matthes/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The price of petrol will drop by 10 cents a litre (c/l) on Wednesday, the Department of Minerals and Energy announced on Friday.

However, diesel users will see an increase of between 9 and 10 c/l.

This means that drivers in Gauteng will now pay R12.10 for a litre of 95 grade petrol.

Department spokesperson Robert Maake said, "The decrease in petrol in particular, is because of the sharp decrease in demand, particularly in Europe and the USA, as they move into their winter season."

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