This year end the Autoridad Reguladora de los Servicios Públicos (ARESEP) is giving us a Christmas present with the approval of a reduction in gasoline prices, that will take effect next week.

In the case of regular gasoline the price drop will be ¢22, super ¢13 and diesel ¢8 colones per litre. compressed natural gas (used in kitchens and bbq’s across the country), aviation fuels and kerosene will also be dropping.

The approval was sent to the national printer for publication in La Gaceta, which must occur within five working days at most.

Although the decrease won’t be in time for those heading out for vacation, it will be for the drive home.

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