Tuesday 31 January 2023

Sharp increase in fuel prices approved

Super gasoline will rise next week to ¢951; regular to ¢927 and the diesel to ¢904

Paying the bills


Costa Rica’s US$160mn Circunvalación Norte

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rica opened part of San José’s...

How to Choose a Smartphone by Brand, Carrier or Features

Choosing a new smartphone for yourself can be a...

The long weekends in Costa Rica in 2023

QCOSTARICA - In 2023 there will be seven long...

Summer vacations almost over: return to classes is on Feb 6

QCOSTARICA - Next Monday, February 6, the 2023 school...

Costa Rica has the highest minimum wage in Latin America

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rica has the highest minimum wage...

Nicaragua has recovered due to exports and remittances

Q24N (EFE) The Nicaraguan economy has recovered in the...

New cases of Covid-19 in Costa Rica on the decrease

QCOSTARICA - The Ministry of Health reported a decrease...

Dollar Exchange

¢552.80 Buy

¢559.31 Sell

28 January 2023 - At The Banks - BCCR

Paying the bills


QCOSTARICA – On Friday, the Autoridad Reguladora de los Servicios Públicos (ARESEP) – regulating authority – approved a sharp increase in fuel prices: ¢42 colones per liter of super, ¢38 for regular and ¢59 for diesel.

The approval was on the request made by the Refinadora Costarricense de Petroleo (RECOPE) – Costa Rica’s refinery that refines nothing – on April 8.

Come before the end of next week, the price of a liter of super gasoline will go from the current ¢909 to ¢951, regular from ¢889 to ¢927 and diesel from ¢845 to 904.

- Advertisement -

The changes go come into effect the day after their publication in the Official Gazette, within five business days of Friday’s approval.

Mario Mora, Mayor of Energy of ARESEP, explained on Radio Monumental, that the war in Ukraine and the exchange rate continue to push up fuel prices.

So far in 2022, the price of super gasoline has increased ¢237, tegular ¢230, and diesel ¢293.

In January, a liter of super went for ¢714, regular ¢697, and diesel ¢611, according to the Aresep official website.

Those who will benefit from Friday’s approval are consumers of natural gas, as the cost of a 25 lb tank (common tank used in Costa Rican kitchens) will drop from ¢11,230 to ¢10,859.

Costa Rica continues with the highest fuel prices in Central America, and according to experts, are not expected to decline in the coming months.

- Advertisement -
Paying the bills
Avatar photo
"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

Drop in gas prices on the way

QCOSTARICA - On Friday, the regulatory authority, the Autoridad Reguladora de...

Fuel prices to drop, but not until the new year

QCOSTARICA - The regulating authority, the Autoridad Reguladora de los Servicios...

Subscribe to our stories

To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.