The Association is predicting that petrol will be 11 cents a litre cheaper in June. Diesel, meanwhile, is set to increase by about 22 cents a litre and illuminating paraffin by 21 cents.
“The Rand continued to strengthen against the US dollar throughout May, while international oil prices remained mostly flat. But the sharp spike in oil at the start of the month is still spilling over into the data, with the prices of refined diesel having seen a bigger impact than petrol,” notes the AA.
The AA says this will be disappointing news for transport companies who rely on diesel to power their fleets.
“It will also not be welcomed by citizens who use illuminating paraffin for cooking, lighting, and especially heating during the winter months,” says the AA.