Forget the postponed drop in gasoline prices, the Autoridad Reguladora de los Servicios Públicos (ARESEP) on Monday approved an increase of ¢28 and ¢24 colones that will take effect later this week.

The increase will shoot up the price of a litre of super gasoline to ¢767 and regular ¢721, while the price of a litre of diesel fuel will drop ¢8 colones.

The following table shows the change in prices:


The price change will take effect the following publication in La Gaceta, which is to take place within five days of the approval.

According to the ARESEP spokesperson Carolina Mora the increas reflects changes in the international prices for crude oil.

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