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Big Drop In Gasoline Prices Expected

The Refinadora Costarricense de Petróleo (Recope) - Costa Rican Petroleum Refinery, on Friday presented a request for a reduction in fuel prices to the Public Services Regulatory Authority (Aresep). If approved, regular and super gasoline prices will drop ₡40 colones a litre, and diesel ₡63. The...

Recope plans to sell super gasoline with 8% ethanol starting in June

After nine failed attempts, the Refinadora Costarricense de Petróleo (Recope) - the State gasoline distributor - will resume this year the idea of ​​distributing super grade gasoline mixed with ethanol. The target is June. This is revealed by Recope's forecasts in its 2020 spending plan, estimating...

Big Gas Price Drop Tonight!

At midnight tonight (Wednesday), the price of a liter of super gasoline will drop ¢60 colones, for regular ¢57 and ¢17 for a liter of diesel.   With this change, the price per liter of super gasoline, at 12:01 am Thursday, August 29, 2019, at all...

Recope’s Plan For Ethanol Nixed

The central government announced this Tuesday morning the suspension until further notice the plan by the State refinery to replace super gasoline with an ethanol mix by the end of May. Five days ago the Refinadora Costarricense de Petróleo (Recope) announced its intention to replace...

Doubts And Objections Over Ethanol

On Monday, the Recope faces a multitude of doubts and objections on its plan to replace super gasoline with an ethanol mix starting on May 29.

Recope’s Plan For Ethanol Faces Appeals and Objection From Politicians

The plan by the State refinery RECOPE to replace super gasoline with an ethanol mix called Eco95 starting at the end of May faces appeals before the Constitutional Court or Sala IV and objection from opposition political parties. On Monday, the press office of the...

Substitution of Super gasoline with ethanol mix generates reservations among consumers

The substitution of super gasoline for an ethanol mix is generating reservations among consumers. The main concern is especially for older engines, that will be damaged without modifications and constant maintenance. Juan Ricardo Fernández, president of the Asociación de Consumidores Libres (Association of Free Consumers),...

Older cars and newer ethanol gas. Is that a devilish mixture or a match made in heaven? 

Rico's TICO BULL - If you are like me, have older cars, the question with respect to RECOPE's decision to replace 'super' gasoline with an ethanol mix, is it safe to use in older engines? In my case, I have two older vehicles, a 1975...

RECOPE will replace super gasoline with ethanol to reduce emissions

The Refinadora Costarricense de Petróleo (RECOPE) confirmed that it will sell start gasoline with ethanol under the name of 'Eco 95', to replace super, starting May 29, 2019. This fuel will be ¢7 colones cheaper than the current super, with a retail price of ¢613.05...

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