Consumers will be a little relieved with the decrease of petrol price at midnight last night. Petrol has dropped by 96 cents a litre while diesel now costs up to 75 cents less. Illuminating paraffin has also come down by 57 cents a litre. Fuel prices have recorded a steady increase since January but finally, there’s some break for motorists. Economist Sanisha Packrisamy said that the latest fuel adjustments will be welcomed. This month consumers would be paying R680 worth of petrol, whereas a month ago, they would have paid around R40 more. It’s still too early to tell what will happen next month as prices will be determined by a number of factors including the rand-dollar exchange rate and crude oil prices.