Fuel prices to drop sharply in May

The retail price of petrol in South Africa will fall by as much as 12.5% from 6 May, while the price of wholesale diesel will decrease by 12.7%, the energy department said on Thursday.

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JOHANNESBURG - The retail price of petrol in South Africa will fall by as much as 12.5% from 6 May, while the price of wholesale diesel will decrease by 12.7%, the energy department said on Thursday.

The price of petrol will decrease by 174 cents to R12.22 ($0.66) per litre in the commercial hub of Gauteng province, while diesel will fall by 161 cents to R11.08 per litre.