AA 'not surprised' by petrol price hike

93 octane will cost you 44 cents more per litre, while 95 octane will increase by 43 cents a litre.

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JOHANNESBURG - The Automobile Association (AA) says it's not surprised by the Energy Department's announcement on the petrol price increase, adding that it's in line with its prediction.

From Wednesday, 93 octane will cost you 44 cents more per litre, while 95 octane will increase by 43 cents a litre.

Diesel will go up by 23 cents a litre and illuminating paraffin will increase by 30 cents a litre.

Spokesperson for the AA Layton Beard says, "The announcement by the Department of Energy is in line with our prediction. This is based on the fact that we felt stronger international petroleum prices would contribute to the bulk of the fuel price."