Gasoline stations will decide in the next few hours whether to join the gasoline carriers’ strike, which began yesterday and has resulted in several gasoline stations now having ran out of fuel.
Jose Miguel Asis, president of the association which represents gasoline stations in Costa Rica, added that they will be making the decision in regards to having all gasoline stations across the country join the strike, in the next few hours.
Masis stated that they agree with the petitions that the carriers have made to the government, and they will also be adding a few demands of their own.
Masis also said that as of this morning 70% of the gasoline stations had run out of gas, and 30% were lacking at least one type of fuel, being diesel in most cases.
“We have reports indicating that the gasoline stations with product have supply that will last until today. Therefore, we expect a prompt response from the government, “ he added.
There are a total of 350 gasoline stations in the country.
Today, the Environment minister, Rene Castro, said that 30 different groups of officials from the Environment, Energy and Telecommunications Ministry
(MINAET) will visit the retailers with the purpose of shutting them down if they are not willing to sell fuel.