Diesel is said to decrease by 5.00 cents per litre, illuminating paraffin will decrease by 7.00 cents per litre and liquefied petroleum gas will decrease by 17.00 cents per kilogram. These prices are set to be in effect on Wednesday the 6th May.
You might be wondering why the petrol price has not changed, well, according to the Department of Energy spokesperson Lerato Ntsoko, the international price of Brent crude oil experienced a slight increase and the international product prices increased on average for petrol while the diesel prices decreased.
This is more than likely due to the changes in the demand and supply pattern for petrol and diesel in the northern hemisphere as they move away from winter and begin their driving season.
We know that it does not seem like a big saving, and it probably isn’t but let’s be honest, after these long weekends, every little bit helps. Let’s hope that the price comes down again very soon.