The increase in the price of petrol comes at the verge of the long weekend and those preparing to travel longer distances will feel the difference, while owners of diesel-driven vehicles will experience a slight relief.
According to the Department of Energy the increase for the average international product prices for petrol, diesel and illuminating paraffin form the key reason for the price changes.
As from midnight tonight petrol grade 93 and 95 will increase by 11 cents per litre with the diesel price decreasing by 13 cents and 14 cents per litre for 0.05% sulphur and 0.005% sulphur diesel, respectively.
Illuminating paraffin will be decreasing by 2 cents per litre, and LP Gas will increase by 31 cents per kilogram.
UASA reminds its members and workers in general that times are hard, and that proper budgeting and careful spending will go a long way to enjoying the short holiday.
For further enquiries or to set up a personal interview, contact Stanford Mazhindu at 074 978 3415.