The Refinadora Costarricense de Petróleo said that its Barranca storage location for jet fuel has gone into service.
The storage facility is designed to service the needs of jet aircraft in Daniel Oduber airport in Liberia. The refinery said that fuel sales have doubled over the last five years, and were 41 million liters in 2015.
The storage facility near Puntarenas holds two 25,000-barrel tanks of A-1 jet fuel. The loading station cuts down the travel time. Otherwise, tankers would have to go to La Garita. The refinery said it is sending as many as five tankers a day to Liberia.
The company stressed the cost savings of the storage facility because it has been under heavy criticism for unusually high costs of worker benefits.