On Friday the Autoridad Reguladora de los Servicios Públicos (ARESEP) approved a reduction in fuel prices of ¢24 colones for a litre of super; ¢22 for regular; and ¢5 for diesel.
When the change occurs at the pump in the coming days, the final price at the pump will be ¢566 for a litre of super (down from the current ¢590); ¢541 for regular (down from ¢563); and ¢443 from ¢448 for diesel.
The price change takes effect the day following the publication in the official government newsletter, La Gaceta, which must be not more than five working days from approval.
Gasoline prices in Costa Rica are regulated. The price at the pumps is the same all filling stations across the country.