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The latest fuel projections for April 2024 shows that there could be good news for diesel and petrol car owners in SA, but … Image: Pixabay

Fuel price LATEST: Big petrol and diesel DROP next week

The latest fuel projections for early December 2023 shows some GOOD news for both petrol drivers and diesel car owners.

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The latest fuel projections for April 2024 shows that there could be good news for diesel and petrol car owners in SA, but … Image: Pixabay

The latest fuel projections from the Central Energy Fund (CEF) for December 2023 shows excellent news lies ahead next week for diesel drivers and petrol car owners.

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This news comes on the back of massive price decreases for both petrol and diesel earlier this month, as reported by The South African website.

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Below, the latest projections as received by The South African website from the CEF, effective Thursday, 30 November 2023.

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Petrol 93decrease of 98 cents
Petrol 95decrease of 99 cents
Diesel 0.05%decrease of 224 cents
Diesel 0.005%decrease of 230 cents
Illuminating Paraffindecrease of 185 cents

If these market conditions were to remain consistent for the remainder of the month – an unlikely scenario with the rand/dollar exchange rate ever fluctuating and the oil price changing – a decrease of 98 cents is expected for petrol 93 octane motorists and a decrease of 99 cents for 95 users.

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Meanwhile, diesel motorists would see something around a 224 to 230 cents per litre decrease.

Finally, illuminating paraffin is expected to decrease by 185 cents.

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1. The international price of petroleum products, driven mainly by oil prices

2. The rand/dollar exchange rate used in the purchase of these products

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Oil price

At the time of publishing the brent crude oil price is $80.63 a barrel.

Exchange rate

At the time of publishing the rand/dollar exchange rate is R18.86/$.

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The final overall price changes for both petrol and diesel will be confirmed in the weeks ahead with the new prices coming into effect at midnight on Tuesday, 5 December.

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Go easy on the accelerator until then, Mzansi.

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The current NOVEMBER 2023 petrol and diesel prices (Inland and Coastal):

Petrol 93R23.44
Petrol 95R23.90
Diesel 0.05%R24.17
Diesel 0.005%R24.40
Illuminating ParaffinR17.95
Petrol 93R22.72
Petrol 95R23.18
Diesel 0.05%R23.44
Diesel 0.005%R23.71
Illuminating ParaffinR17.02