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January 10th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) The Costa Rican Petroleum Refinery (RECOPE) is requesting increases in the prices of gasoline and diesel for the second time this month, citing a need to cover its operating costs.
Already this month, the Regulatory Authority for Public Services (ARESEP) approved another set of RECOPE requests for price hikes, which will go into effect next week.
Those increases are expected to be ¢21 for super gasoline, ¢17 for ‘plus’ gasoline, and ¢20 for diesel, according to an ARESEP spokesperson.
RECOPE’s new request would raise fuel prices by up to an additional ¢45 per liter on top of next week’s hikes, and would take effect in about two months.
The request will be considered by ARESEP later this month.