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Saturday, May 28, 2022

Costa Rica propane fracas still at stalemate

Early on Monday Gas Zeta announced it will dismiss 275 of its employees who fail to show to work. At around 5:30 p.m. company's representatives said they set a Thursday deadline for workers to resume their jobs.

Costa Rica government works to normalize propane distribution after couple’s divorce causes supply lag

The Costa Rican Oil Refinery allowed entrance of Gas Zeta's tankers into their plants on Thursday and restarted selling propane to the company, who's ownership is under dispute.

Divorce trial in U.S. causes cooking gas shortage in Costa Rica

The ensuing legal drama for ownership of Gas Zeta has left its propane customers in Costa Rica — nearly 70 percent of the country — scrambling to find cooking fuel for homes, restaurants, hotels, hospitals, schools and even prisons.

Maintenance work may affect ICE Internet, phone services this week

Works will be carry out all week at specific times and areas, according to a schedule released by ICE.

Costa Rica’s industry sector leaders fed up with high electricity rates

The Costa Rican Chamber of Industries on Thursday blasted a new 3.7 percent increase in electricity rates requested by the Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE). Chamber leaders urged the Public Services Regulatory Authority to reject the request, noting that ICE in July promised to cut spending and stabilize its finances in order to prevent electricity rate hikes for the next year and a half.

April kicks off with more talk of utilities rate hikes

The start of the month of April on Tuesday will bring with it an increase in electricity rates recently approved by the Public Services Regulatory Authority (ARESEP). The agency on Monday also said they are reviewing requests for more hikes on the per-liter price of fuel.

Electricity rate hikes take effect in April

Electricity rates will increase by between 6.87 percent and 9.81 percent, depending on the service provider, starting next month, the Public Services Regulatory Authority (ARESEP) said on Friday.

Coming soon: No more paper bills for water utilities

Costa Rica’s Water and Sewer Institute (AyA) this year will stop printing and delivering water bills to all residences, and will instead email or text them, an agency spokesman said.
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