March 19th, 2013 (InsideCostaRica.com) The Fuel Business Chamber warned that its members would strike indefinitely if the official newspaper La Gaceta publishes a recent decision to lower fuel price by 6 colones per liter. The rebate is intended to come directly from the margin made by gas stations on the sale of fuel.
The announcement was made last night by Antonio Galva, president of the Fuel Business Chamber, noting that the price reduction would mean an average of 200 colones less per each customer’s full tank of gas.
In addition to the strike, Galva warned that the reduction could mean that gas station operators may be forced to lay off four or five employees each to offset the decline in revenues.
Meanwhile, it was published today that there would be a further increase in fuel prices of 3 colones per liter for gasoline and 2 colones per liter for diesel, after the Ministry of Finance made an adjustment to the tax charged on fuels.