Costa Rica gas stations feeling drop at the pump as prices go up
The rising cost of fuel is hitting Costa Rican gas stations. San José stations have noticed a 10 to 30 percent decrease in sales, according to the daily Al Día.
Stations such as Primavera and Servicio Aranjuez 77 Oro told the daily that sales are falling hard as prices rise fast and drivers only purchase between 5,000 and 10,000 colones, or about $10 and $20, worth of gas at a time.
Several gas stations in the capital are looking to downsize, Al Día reported.
Prices are set to go up again tomorrow, by ¢60 (almost 12 cents) a liter for regular and super, and ¢88 (17 cents) for diesel.
And the cost could rise further after the National Oil Refinery (RECOPE) requested another ¢17 adjustment (3 cents) for regular, national news media reported yesterday.
You may be interested
Costa Rica coronavirus updates for July 13, 2020Alejandro Zúñiga - July 13, 2020
Costa Rica confirmed 440 new cases of the coronavirus over the past day, totaling 8,036 cumulative known cases, the Health…
Costa Rica is enforcing strict measures this week. Here’s what’s openThe Tico Times - July 13, 2020
Costa Rica is enforcing strict measures throughout much of the country this week in order to better trace coronavirus outbreaks…
Costa Rica announces cuts in public spending in the face of pandemic crisisAFP and The Tico Times - July 13, 2020
The President of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado, announced Sunday a sharp cut in public spending as part of the actions…