The nation’s price regulating agency said that gasoline prices will be going up. The increase is 22 colons a liter for regular gas, 18 colons for super and 13 colons per liter for diesel. The agency blamed an increase in the world price of petroleum
The agency, the Autoridad Reguladora de Servicios Públicos, also noted that the country would have very competitive gasoline prices if there were no tax at the pump. As it is there is a 52 percent tax on regular, 53 percent on super and 39 percent on diesel, said the agency.
When the new prices are published, the average motorist will pay about 1,000 colons more for a full tank, the agency noted.