Fuel price set to increase in August

Fuel price set to increase in August

The price of fuel is set to go up again next month.

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The Automobile Association (AA) has made the prediction based on unaudited mid-month data.


It says petrol looks likely to cost 87 cents more per litre.

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The price of diesel is set to rise by 58 cents a litre, and paraffin by 56 cents.


The AA says fuel prices were already trending higher before the looting began, but that now the rand/dollar exchange rate has spiked.


It’s asking South Africans to limit all non-essential travel as there is a possibility of fuel shortages.


Refinery SAPREF declared force majeure this week due to the violence, and has temporarily shut its facility in Durban.

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