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Energy Department explains petrol price drop

The petrol price will drop by 69 cents a litre for 93 octane and 68 cents a litre for 95 octane on Wednesday.

Picture: EWN

JOHANNESBURG - The Energy Department says the strength of the rand against the dollar has contributed significantly to the decrease in the fuel price.

The petrol price will drop by 69 cents a litre for 93 octane and 68 cents a litre for 95 octane on Wednesday.
Both grades of diesel will go down by 60 cents a litre.

Spokesperson Robert Maake says the rand has strengthened.

“The main reason for this decrease is the strengthening of the rand against the dollar during the period of review. Lower crude oil prices have also contributed to the decrease.”

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)