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[ALERT] Petrol price to rise 71 cents per litre

The Energy Department has also confirmed that from Wednesday motorists will have to fork out between 57 and 60 cents more for diesel.

Picture: EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The petrol price is going up 71 cents a litre.

The Energy Department has also confirmed that from Wednesday motorists will have to fork out between 57 and 60 cents more for diesel.

Illuminating paraffin is going up between 73 and 98 cents a litre.

The department's Robert Maake said: “We have also adjusted the industry margins which is done once every December and there’s a net increase of around 4.6 cents a litre in margins that is included in the prices for this month.”

Make added that: “The main reason for this increase is the weakening of the rand against the dollar for the period under review and the higher crude oil prices which led to higher prices of petrol product in the market.”

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