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Costa Rica’s oil refinery wants to increase fuel prices – again

Higher fuel prices approved last Friday haven't even gone into effect yet, but that hasn't stopped the National Oil Refinery (RECOPE) from seeking a new hike of ₡9 in the per-liter prices of gasoline and diesel.

Higher gas prices expected this week

The price of a liter of Super gasoline is expected to increase by 5 percent later this week.

Gas prices to go up this week

The Public Services Regulatory Authority approved an increase in fuel prices that will rise per-liter prices of fuel in up to ₡42.

Gas prices go up again

Recent good news for drivers lasted less than a month as per-liter prices of “Super” and “Plus” gasoline on Saturday increased by ₡5. Diesel increased ₡3.

Costa Rica (still) has the most expensive gas prices in Central America

Although the Public Services Regulatory Authority last week announced a price decrease, Costa Rica still has the most expensive gas in Central America, according to the latest consumer report by the Central American Committee for Cooperation on Hydrocarbons.

Costa Ricans continue paying high gas prices but have the worst roads in Central America

The high fuel prices are due in part to Costa Rica's 29 percent gas tax, which goes directly to the National Roadway Council (CONAVI) for roadwork, but the tax revenue hasn't been able to improve the country's roads.

Chinese Balloon Spotted Flying Over Costa Rica?

Costa Rica social media has been abuzz with posts and photos of a large white balloon seen flying over the country. The reports started...

Costa Rica Ice Hockey: Winter Olympic Dreams in the Tropics

It is not widely appreciated or publicized but it is possible to ice skate and play ice hockey in Costa Rica and an ice...

Costa Rica Plans to Modify Recreational Marijuana Bill

The Costa Rican government is set to present a substitute text to the recreational marijuana bill after obtaining feedback from different institutions. According to Natalia...

Speculation About Balloon Seen Over Costa Rica Continues

On Friday the Tico Times reported about sightings of a large white balloon seen in several areas over Costa Rica. Social media was being bombarded...