Some relief on the cards for motorists in September

Some relief on the cards for motorists in September

Some relief could be on the cards at the pumps in September with the outlook showing only modest changes in the price of all grades of fuel.

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This is according to the Automobile Association (AA), which was commenting on unaudited mid-month fuel price data released by the Central Energy Fund.

"The current picture shows petrol increasing by around four cents a litre. On the upside, diesel is indicating a 16 cent decrease, with illuminating paraffin down by ten cents," says AA spokesperson Layton Beard.

Beard says that if the current fuel trend is maintained the price will decrease.

"Oil fell throughout the first week in August, flattened out, and subsequently fell further. If this trend is maintained, there is a possibility of price decreases for all fuel grades by month end. This would bring some welcome relief after last month's heavy increases."

The AA says the bulk of the fuel price change came from a slight decline in international petroleum prices.

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