Monday 1 March 2021

Up to ¢43 Gas Hike On The Way

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Autoridad Reguladora de los Servicios Públicos (ARESEP) is processing a request for a hike in fuel prices that could see prices at the pump go up as much as ¢43 colones per litre by the end of the month.

The increase would certainly affect the economy of consumers who are already battling the “cuesta de Enero” (January financial crunch).

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When approved, the price of a litre of super gasoline will increase to ¢718 from the current ¢675, regular or Plus would increase ¢35 colones from the current ¢643, and Diesel fuel will increase ¢8 colones from the current ¢632.

Aviation fuels, Karosense and compressed natural gas (used in kitchens throughtout the country) will also see an increase.

The hike in fuels will also mean a hike in electricity rates in the coming months.

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