Cielo Vista

Fuel prices to drop at midnight on Saturday

May 28, 2014

The per-liter price of fuels (regular, super gasoline and diesel) will decrease by ₡4 at midnight on Saturday.

The Public Services Regulatory Authority (ARESEP) board of directors on Friday published in the official newspaper La Gaceta a ruling that dismisses an appeal filed by gas station owners against a price cut approved in March.

Late last year, gas station owners requested a ₡16 increase in their per-liter profit margin, which would have led to a ₡59 hike, or 37 percent, in each liter they sell.

ARESEP not only rejected the request but also established a ₡4.35 price reduction in the per-liter price of gasolines and diesel, setting the profit margin at ₡39.

Chamber of Fuel Business members said earlier this week that they will keep pursuing an increase in the profit margin, and that they do not rule out taking steps to keep up the pressure.

ARESEP spokeswoman María Angélica Carvajal said in a press release that “the current profit margin for gasoline sellers allows them to provide continuous service, so the interruption of service at gas stations is not justified.”

Carvajal asked drivers to report any gas station that refuses to sell fuel by calling the toll-free number: 8000-ARESEP (8000-273737).

Facebook Comments

You may be interested

Navas plays, Real Madrid falls 2-0 in what could be Tico goalkeeper’s final game
Keylor Navas
23 views
Keylor Navas
23 views

Navas plays, Real Madrid falls 2-0 in what could be Tico goalkeeper’s final game

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 19, 2019

Real Madrid closed its season with a 2-0 home defeat to Real Betis on Sunday in what was likely Keylor…

Slothy Sunday: For the love of sloths
Animal welfare
57 views
Animal welfare
57 views

Slothy Sunday: For the love of sloths

Denise Gillen / Toucan Rescue Ranch - May 19, 2019

There are thousands of cute sloth photos floating around the internet, and we all love to ooh and aah over…

Morning-after pill can now be sold without a prescription in Costa Rica
Costa Rica
102 views
Costa Rica
102 views

Morning-after pill can now be sold without a prescription in Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 18, 2019

Levonorgestrel, marketed commercially as "Plan B" and commonly known as the morning-after pill, can legally be sold without a prescription…

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!