Tuesday 15 June 2021

Gasoline Stations Have Obligation To Maintain The Supply Of Fuel, Regulating Authority

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

QCOSTARICA – The Autoridad Reguladora de Servicios Públicos (Aresep) is warned gasoline station to maintain the supply of fuel in the face of a historic drop in gasoline prices that is about to occur, as early as tomorrow (Thursday), but certainly before the weekend.

The regulating authority said gasoline stations have the obligation to maintain the uninterrupted flow of fuel.

- Advertisement -

The price drop will be of ¢116 colones for a litre of super gasoline, ¢115 for regular and ¢108 for diesel. Other products such as natural gas, kerosene and jet fuel, among others, will be dropping as well.

Article 14 of Ley 7593 established the obligation of public service operators to “provide service under proper conditions and with regularity”. In short, under the concession granted them, they must be “prepared to ensure, in the short term, service in the face of increased demand.”

The Aresep also called on citizens to report gasoline stations who fail to provide gas.

The warning comes from experience.

- Advertisement -

In previous years, when a significant drop in fuel prices occurred, some gasoline stations reduced their fuel supply – making smaller orders in days prior to the price change and operating with near empty tanks, some even running out of fuel hours up to the price drop.

Last week the Aresep approved the price drop, sending the approval to the national printer on Monday, that has five working days to publish in the official government newsletter, La Gaceta.

In Costa Rica, gasoline prices is controlled and all stations offer the same fuel (supplied by the Recope) and at the same price.

Once the price reduction goes into effect, a litre of super gasoline will drop  from today’s ¢559 to ¢443, regular from ¢539 to ¢424 and diesel from ¢453 to ¢345 .

Click here to check on current fuel prices.

- Advertisement -

We strive for accuracy in its reports. But if you see something that doesn’t look right, send us an email. The Q reviews and updates its content regularly to ensure it’s accuracy.

"Rico" is the crazy mind behind the Q media websites, a series of online magazines where everything is Q! In these times of new normal, stay at home. Stay safe. Stay healthy.

Related Articles

Cynthia Ann Telles named new U.S. Ambassador to Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - Today, U.S. President Joe Biden announced his nomination of...


Today’s Vehicle Restriction: June 9, “EVENS”

Today, Wednesday, June 9, only EVENS can circulate. The measure is countrywide and applied between 5:00 am and 9:00 pm, save for those under the...

Today’s Vehicle Restriction June 14: 1 & 2 CANNOT circulate

Today, Monday, June 14, vehicles with plates ending 1 & 2 CANNOT circulate The measure is countrywide and applied between 5:00 am and 9:00 pm,...

The U.S. and Democracy in Nicaragua

Q REPORTS (Council on Foreign Affairs) Democracy is being destroyed in Nicaragua. This has been the long-term project of Daniel Ortega, the country’s dictator,...

Tourism sector feels in crisis despite increase in international arrivals

QCOSTARICA - Despite the improvement in tourist arrivals reported in May, with more than 72,000 visitors, both the Cámara Nacional de Turismo (Canatur) and...

Today’s Vehicle Restriction: June 13, “EVENS”

Today, Sunday, June 13, only EVENS can circulate. The measure is countrywide and applied between 5:00 am and 9:00 pm, save for those under the...

Bukele advisers tried to leave Costa Rica with false covid-19 tests

QCOSTARICA - Two Costa Ricans who advise the government of Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele were arrested this Tuesday at the Juan Santamaría (San Jose)...

Immigration system failure affected passengers at the San Jose airport Monday

QCOSTARICA -  In yet another system-wide failure in the immigration check-out, passengers looking to leave Costa Rica Monday morning by way of the Juan...

El Salvador Makes Bitcoin Legal Tender, A World First

Q24N (Reuters) El Salvador has become the first country in the world to adopt bitcoin as legal tender after Congress approved President Nayib Bukele's...

Costa Rica passes law to attract foreign pensioners and rentiers with $150K capital

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rica's legislature approved, in the first debate, a bill that reduces the minimum amount that a foreign pensioner or rentier must...


Get our daily newsletter with the latest posts directly in your mailbox. Click on the subscribe and fill out the form. It's that simple!

Log In

Forgot password?

Forgot password?

Enter your account data and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Your password reset link appears to be invalid or expired.

Log in

Privacy Policy

Add to Collection

No Collections

Here you'll find all collections you've created before.