Cheaper gasoline draws customers

Residents flooded local service stations Thursday, the first day that gasoline took more than a 100-colon drop.

The Autoridad Reguladora de Servicios Públicos said Friday that the super gasoline would decline in price 109 colons per liter to 580 colons. Plus gasoline would decline 103 colons a liter to 552 colons and that diesel would decline 85 colons to 522 colons. The decreases are from 15.5 to 20 U.S. cents per liter.

The prices did not take effect until the decree was published.

Prices still are high by world standards. Gasoline prices in some U.S. states  are approaching $2 a gallon. In Costa Rica, super with the price cut is now $5.03 a gallon. Plus is $3.83, and diesel is 3.63.

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