The fuel crunch is the latest problem facing US carriers, which are experiencing a vaccine-fueled surge in travel demand after the anemic travel consumption during the worst of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Aside from their opinions about RECOPE's monopoly, candidates agreed on most of the other economic issues discussed at the debate.
RECOPE officials say opening the fuel market could have a negative impact on fuel supply in the country.
The bill proposes a series of tax incentives for promoting the purchase of new electric cars and plug-in hybrids, including the elimination of the sales, selective consumption and customs taxes.
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 Public Services Regulatory Authority (ARESEP) found a total of 22 gas stations across the country that were expending less fuel than what consumers paid for.
Business chambers, citizens and lawmakers asked the Supreme Court to overturn a ruling allowing RECOPE to include costs of non-salary perks in fuel prices.
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