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Rand depreciation a factor in fuel price hike

Motorists will pay an extra 19 cents per litre for all grades of petrol from next Wednesday.

Picture: Freeimages.com

JOHANNESBURG - The Energy Department says the rand depreciation against the US dollar and the recent increase in the price of crude oil has contributed to the increase in fuel prices.

Motorists will pay an extra 19 cents per litre for all grades of petrol from next Wednesday.

Diesel will also increase by between 29 and 30 cents per litre.

Illuminating paraffin goes up by 35 cents a litre while liquefied petroleum gas is set to increase up by 40 cents per kilogram.

The department's Robert Maake said, “Petrol will increase by 19 cents per litre from next Wednesday.”

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