The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – April brings increases following increases in the prices of public services. On Tuesday, for example, there will be an increase in electricity rates and other fuels will follow shortly.

Electricity rates will adjust due to the increase in thermal generation, since this summer the weather has been more severe, which has required more fuel to be generated because water production decreases.

For subscribers of the Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE), a family with a monthly consumption of 250 kWh would pay ¢23,500 increasing to ¢25,200 (¢1,700 additional) because the price per kWh goes from 81¢ to 87¢.

Moreover, on the issue of fuel there are two possible increases, the first of which is an ordinary adjustment requested by the Costa Rican Oil Refinery (Recope) between 11¢ and 45¢ per liter.

The second, which is given by a variation of prices in the international market, is that Super petrol could rise 21¢, Plus could increase to 29¢, and a liter of Diesel could increase ¢9.

In the case of liquefied petroleum gas, its price will go down 59¢, but the good news may be short-lived as there are pending requests by the gas companies to increase the rate, but it has not yet defined how much it will be.

The Costa Rica News (TCRN)

San Jose, Costa Rica