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Solís calls for review of gasoline, electricity prices

President Luis Guillermo Solís called for a review of gasoline prices as part of a wider examination of Costa Rica’s energy options in the face of climate change and rising energy costs, during a press conference on Tuesday.

Fuel prices to increase again on Thursday

The Public Services Regulatory Authority approved, for a third time this month, an increase in the per-liter prices of fuel.

Solís favors change in methodology to calculate fuel prices

At a press conference following his weekly Cabinet meeting on Tuesday, President Luis Guillermo Solís said he would request a review of the methodology used for calculating fuel prices with the aim of lowering costs for consumers.

Costa Rica regulatory authority approves more increases in fuel prices

Motorists will pay an additional ₡25-45 in per-liter prices of fuel after the Public Services Regulatory Authority on Wednesday approved a hike request filed last month by the National Oil Refinery.

Costa Rica opens the door to more renewable energy generation

Small-scale energy production, such as solar panels, saw a regulatory hurdle removed that could help combat late-dry season energy rationing and reduce the country’s reliance on petroleum. The country’s electricity regulator, the Public Services Regulatory Authority, announced a series of changes on Wednesday.

Regulatory agency proposes reduction in water rates

The Public Services Regulatory Authority (ARESEP) will submit in April a proposal to reduce water rates for customers of Costa Rica's Water and Sewer Institute (AyA) and the Public Service Company of Heredia (ESPH). Customers who get their water from municipalities may not be affected.

Regulatory agency approves decrease in fuel prices

The per liter price of diesel will increase by ₡15.

Costa Rican taxi drivers, language-school workers arrested in fake English diploma scam

Police also confiscated documents related to 100 taxi permits issued last week.

Fuel prices could drop in August

Little variation in international prices of oil could benefit Costa Rican drivers.

Regulatory authority cancels concession for taxi service at the Juan Santamaria International Airport

A company that operates taxis at the international airport outside San José was caught failing to use taximeters, known as marias in Spanish.

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