Fuel price might increase as oil strengthens – AA

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The Automobile Association (AA) has said that the recent reductions in the Fuel price have been dealt a blow by a steady increase in international petroleum prices during the first half of February.

According to the aa, unaudited mid-month fuel price data indicate a possible rise in the fuel price.

This is according to the Automobile Association (AA) as it commented on unaudited mid-month fuel price data released by the Central Energy Fund.

“Oil traded within a very tight band for most of January, but we have seen a steady uptick since February began. This trend has accelerated in the last week in particular,” the AA said in the statement.

“The rand has slipped from R13.20 against the dollar on 1 February to R14.12 on 14 February. This is not good news for fuel users at a time when oil is also rising.”

According to them, the current data suggest a price increase of 43 cents a litre is likely for petrol, 62 cents for diesel, and 47 cents for illuminating paraffin.

“If the trendlines for oil and the rand don’t flatten out, there could be worse to come before month-end.

“We advise motorists to factor some fuel price pain into their budgets as we move towards March.”

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