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Fuel prices set to soar on Wednesday, says AA

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The relief motorists have enjoyed due to lower fuel costs has been shortlived, as steep fuel price increases loom.


The Automobile Association’s Eleanor Mavimbela has the details of what lies ahead: “According to the data, 93ULP and 95ULP petrol are expected to climb by between 64ccents a litre and 66c/l respectively, while diesel is expected to increase by around 63c/l.”


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At the same time, illuminating paraffin is expected to be 47 cents more expensive.


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The latest adjustments will kick in at midnight on Tuesday. Mavimbela has some tips for drivers: “We again urge consumers to monitor their fuel usage carefully, and to budget according to the new fuel prices which come into effect next Wednesday. Ensuring vehicles are well maintained and in good mechanical condition, carefully planning routes, and avoiding heavy traffic, if possible, are some ways in which motorists can ensure better fuel consumption,” Mavimbela concludes.

Lizell Persens
Lizell Persens
Lizell is a Cape Town-based news anchor, reporter and transcriptionist. She has been a journalist for the past 10 years, and started her career as a TV producer. The avid reader enjoys writing poems, fast cars, music, travelling, and exploring new food.

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