RECOPE's ongoing fuel-setting requests led citizen group “Ya no más RECOPE" (No more RECOPE) to call for a public demonstration to request for the opening of the fuel distribution market in Costa Rica.
ARESEP approved the new fuel prices on Monday and they went into effect on Tuesday when the agency published them in the official newspaper La Gaceta.
The first fuel price adjustment should have been approved by Oct. 28, while the one filed last week should have been ready within the next two weeks; however, there's no telling how long the process will now take.
The Costa Rican Oil Refinery (RECOPE) finally had some good news for motorists as its most recent projections show fuel prices next year will remain similar to those registered this month.
If approved by ARESEP, fuel prices would drop in September while new bus fares would apply starting October.
The National Oil Refinery on Friday filed its first request of the year for a fuel price increase, which would take effect in March, if approved.
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