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Petrol price drops by 13c/litre this Wednesday

Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe announced on Monday that motorists would pay 13 cents per litre less for petrol and 5 cents per litre less for diesel from Wednesday.

Picture: AFP.

JOHANNESBURG - South African motorists can look forward to slightly lower petrol and diesel prices in February.

Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe announced on Monday that motorists would pay 13 cents per litre less for petrol and 5 cents per litre less for diesel from Wednesday.

Mantashe said the main reason for the decrease in the fuel prices was the lower international crude oil prices.

The Automobile Association’s Layton Beard said: “This is obviously good news for consumers and motorists. The only black blight on this would be the fact that the rand has weakened considerably since the last couple of days of January going into February and we will wait and see what impact this will have on fuel prices going into March.”

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