Service station can’t sell gasoline due to low octane

The nation’s price regulating agency has suspended gasoline sales at an Alajuelita service station because three separate inspections showed that the octane levels of regular and super gasoline were lower than required.

The station is Servicio Alajuelita, Until an analysis can be made of the gasoline in its tanks, the station crews can only sell diesel, said the Autoridad Reguladora de los Servicios Públicos.

The agency has a department that checks the fuel in every station in the country.

Using gasoline of a lower octane than the vehicle manufacturer specified can cause damage, said the agency. Inspectors also check the accuracy of the fuel flow at the pumps.

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