Request to raise fuel prices provokes sharp criticism
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Request to raise fuel prices provokes sharp criticism

L. Arias - June 17, 2016

The National Oil Refinery (RECOPE) last Friday filed a petition to raise fuel prices that, if approved, would be the fourth increase this year. The announcement came the same…

Costa Rica seeks to boost electric, hybrid cars
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Costa Rica seeks to boost electric, hybrid cars

L. Arias - February 19, 2016

Costa Rica ended 2015 with an impressive 98 percent of its electricity generated from renewable sources. But the country is still highly dependent on fossil fuel consumption for transportation. Now the…

Proposed change in pricing model would increase cooking gas costs by 72 percent, officials claim
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Proposed change in pricing model would increase cooking gas costs by 72 percent, officials claim

L. Arias - December 22, 2015

Costa Rica's executive branch is criticizing changes to the method used for setting fuel prices as proposed by the Public Services Regulatory Authority (ARESEP), arguing the move would increase prices of other products,…

Fuel prices in Costa Rica to remain stable through 2016, says RECOPE
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Fuel prices in Costa Rica to remain stable through 2016, says RECOPE

L. Arias - December 15, 2015

The Costa Rican Oil Refinery (RECOPE) delivered motorists good news as its most recent projections say fuel prices next year will remain similar to those registered this month. RECOPE’s…

Gas prices in Costa Rica to remain unchanged through 2015
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Gas prices in Costa Rica to remain unchanged through 2015

L. Arias - December 3, 2015

Despite a spike in international fuel prices in the past two weeks, prices of gas and diesel in Costa Rica will remain stable for the rest of…

Burning humanity’s poop could yield up to $9.5 billion
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Environment and Wildlife
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Burning humanity’s poop could yield up to $9.5 billion

Elahe Izadi | The Washington Post - November 4, 2015

A group of researchers just put a price-tag on poop: extracting biogas from the world's annual human waste output could be worth the equivalent of up to…

Regulatory Authority updates formula for calculating fuel prices
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Regulatory Authority updates formula for calculating fuel prices

L. Arias - October 20, 2015

Costa Rica's Public Services Regulatory Authority (ARESEP) announced this week that it will begin to take into account the actual amount paid for oil by the Costa Rican…

Gasoline prices set to drop this week
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Gasoline prices set to drop this week

L. Arias - September 29, 2015

The Public Services Regulatory Authority (ARESEP) approved lower gas prices Monday that could benefit motorists as soon as this week -- as long as your vehicle doesn't run…

Gasoline prices may drop again in October
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Gasoline prices may drop again in October

L. Arias - September 7, 2015

The Public Services Regulatory Authority (ARESEP) on Monday reported that a drop in international prices of oil in recent weeks could prompt a decrease in gas prices here. On…

Fuel prices in Costa Rica to decrease on Thursday
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Fuel prices in Costa Rica to decrease on Thursday

L. Arias - September 2, 2015

Fuel prices are set to drop at midnight tonight after a decree by the Public Services Regulatory Authority (ARESEP) was published in the official newspaper La Gaceta on Wednesday.…