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Petrol price decrease on the cards

Economists are predicting a drop of about 20 cents per litre for next month.

FILE. Economists are predicting a drop of about 20 cents per litre for next month.

CAPE TOWN - There may be some relief for motorists, with a possible fuel price decrease on the cards.

Economists are predicting a drop of about 20 cents a litre for petrol next month.

This will come on the back of a decline in the petrol price of 15 cents a litre earlier this month.

The Department of Energy is expected to make an official announcement on Friday this week.

Economist Dawie Roodt says, "This is certainly good news for motorists. But I'm afraid the recent increases were really substantial, so it's not really going to make much of a difference. However, 20 cents a litre is certainly better than a poke in the eye."

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