A historic drop in gasoline prices will occur before the end of the week


QCOSTARICA – Filling your tank this morning costs more, with the latest hike in gasoline prices that took effect at the 12:01am Saturday.

Although gasoline prices continue to drop around the world, not in Costa Rica.

The price at the pumps this morning are:

  • Super gasoline ¢518 per litre (an increase of ¢16 )
  • Regualr gasoline (plus 91) ¢498 per litre (an increase of ¢15 )
  • Diesel ¢380 (an increase of ¢32)

The increase was in line with the price approval by the Autoridad Reguladora de los Servicios Públicos (Aresep) – the regulator of public prices and services – ealier this week and published in the official government newsletter, La Gaceta, on Friday.

The price hike is based on the Refinadora Costarricense de Petróleo (Recope) request with figures of oil prices of April.

The request, typically responsed to by the Aresep almost immediately, sat in consideration for some 18 days.


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