Some bad gasoline cases still are pending

Nearly two years after motor vehicles were damaged by excessive amounts of an additive in gasoline, some 69 cases are still pending, said the Autoridad Reguladora de Servicios Públicos Wednesday.

So far 56 cases have been resolved through conciliation, 32 cases were rejected and 24 motorists failed to follow up, the agency said. Other cases were resolved through administrative procedures, said the agency.

In all, the Refinadora Costarricense de Petróleo, the petroleum monopoly, has had to pay 100,274,511 colons, about $185,000 for the damages.

The Autoridad received 192 complaints in 2012.

The additive is methylcyclopentadienyl manganese tricarbonyl, known as MMT.

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