Another petrol price hike

The price of petrol will increase by 12 cents a litre from next week Wednesday.

Petrol attendant fills up a car tank. Picture: AFP

JOHANNESBURG - The price of petrol will increase by 12 cents a litre (c/l) from next week Wednesday, the Departnment of Minerals and Energy announced.

Diesel is going up by 9 cents per litre.

A litre of illuminating paraffin will cost 26 cents more.

Department spokesperson Robert Maake said, "The main reason for the increases is the fuel levies and the Road Accident Fund.

"The adjustment to the pipeline and road transport tariffs, which is done around April, is also another reason why fuel is going up."