Fuel prices will revert to level in January

The monthly price adjustment for fuel came Wednesday and super is going up 16 colons per liter and plus gasoline is going up 14 colons. Diesel will increase 21 colons per liter.

The price adjustment covers the rate of exchange with the dollar and the world price of petroleum from Sept. 23 to Oct. 7, said the Authoridad Reguladora de Servicios Públicos.

Other petroleum products also are going up when the pricing order is publisheded in the La Gaceta official newspaper. Super will be 589 colons a liter or about $1.15. Plus will be 562 colons or about $1.09, and diesel will be 508, about 99 U.S. cents.

The prices are about the same as were in effect in January, the pricing agency said.

Costa Rica has only one petroleum fuel supplier, the government Refinadora Costarricense de Petróleo, S.A. All the petroleum is imported.

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