Petrol could cost a lot less next month

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The Automobile Association is cautiously optimistic that the petrol price will drop by about 24c per litre from next month – a prediction that would be a welcome development for consumers.

It said that while the rand started the month strongly against the dollar – which bodes well for petrol prices – it had since weakened.

It was a similar case with the international cost of petroleum‚ which started the month relatively cheap but “made something of a comeback in the past few days”.

Despite this volatility‚ the consumer was “still winning”‚ the association said.

“The current data (predicts) a drop of 24 cents a litre for petrol‚ 20 cents for diesel‚ and 21 cents for illuminating paraffin. We wouldn’t rely on these figures though‚ since a lot could change by month end‚” the AA commented.

-Tiso Black Star Group/TimesLIVE

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