AA – another fuel price hike possible next month

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The AA has urged the public to be ready to pay more for fuel and illuminating paraffin.

“International oil prices see-sawed during the first half of July, but remained within a fairly narrow band, and did not contribute substantially to the price rises we are anticipating for next month,” the AA said. The AA said the increase of fuel is again caused by the weakening Rand that the country is facing.

The association said that the information from Central Energy Fund suggests the price may rise by 20 cents a litre for petrol, 13 cents for diesel, and 22 cents for illuminating paraffin.

The price increases could mean that South Africa’s motorists pay R16.21 a litre of petrol inland, and R15.72 on the coast.