Gas prices to go up this week
The Public Services Regulatory Authority approved an increase in fuel prices that will raise the per-liter price up to ₡42 later this week.
The increase is the first this year and comes after eight consecutive cuts approved since July.
The newly-approved hikes mean the per-liter price of Super gasoline will rise from ₡536 to ₡570, Plus from ₡503 to 545 and diesel from ₡474 to ₡493.
The new prices will go into effect at midnight following publication in the official newspaper La Gaceta, expected to occur later this week.
The National Oil Refinery said the price hikes were necessary because international fuel prices have gone up, and because maintenance work at U.S. refineries have caused a decrease in fuel production.
Authorities also said that several strikes at refineries are affecting prices for other countries.
The first decrease this year, approved on Jan. 15, was the most significant since 2010.
You may be interested
Alert declared once more for Pacific slope due to heavy rainsKatherine Stanley - October 23, 2017
The National Meteorological Institute (IMN) has announced that rains are expected to increase significantly on Costa Rica's Pacific Slope beginning…
Women’s Hackathon takes place in San JoséThe Tico Times - October 23, 2017
More than 200 women from Central America, Mexico and the Dominican Republic gathered in San José over the weekend for…
Road safety in Costa Rica: the law of the jungle must rule no moreRoberto Guzmán - October 23, 2017
In the wake of the killing of another athlete in Costa Rica by a drunk driver, we feel impelled to…