The Automobile Association (AA) has said petrol users could expect some relief from the petrol pumps going into June. It’s been predicted that petrol will be 11 cents a litre cheaper, while diesel is set to increase by about 22 cents a litre and illuminating paraffin by 21 cents, reports EWN.
The statement comes ahead of the mineral resources and energy department’s announcement of the fuel prices for June.
While this is great news for some road users, it’s not such a relief for diesel drivers.
“The reason for this is that the rand continued to strengthen against the US dollar throughout May, while oil prices remained mostly flat. But, the sharp spike in oil prices at the start of the month is still spilling over into the data, with the price of refined diesel having seen a bigger impact than petrol.
“It will also not be welcomed by citizens who use illuminating paraffin for cooking, lighting and especially heating during the winter months,” says the AA.