PRETORIA – The fuel price increased at midnight.
Petrol will now cost between 86 and 88 cents more per litre while a litre of diesel will cost up to 98 cents a litre.
The price of paraffin and liquid petroleum gas also went up.
The rising oil price is partly to blame.
The annual increase in the fuel levy has also been added to the fuel price.
The Energy Department said the strengthening of the Rand against the US dollar during the review period had cushioned the fuel price increases by close to 10 cents a litre.