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San José, Costa Rica || Thursday Edition, December 14, 2017 || Vol. 17, No. 207
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New commission will fight the black market in fuel

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A.M. Costa Rica staff

The Chamber of Fuel Businessmen has created a National Commission to stop the illegal trafficking of gasoline and other hydrocarbons based products.

Engineer Alberto Mesén, president of the Chamber, said that the Commission will be in charge of training the police on product irregularities, "Because there have been situations in which agents do not know how to proceed." Police will also be trained on follow-up procedures and how to file complaints.

The union warned about the increase in irregular trade in hydrocarbons.

"This activity generates great losses to the country, pollutes the environment and threatens the health of Costa Ricans, because it is carried out in the open, without any type of control," the chamber said in a press release.

According to a projection made four years ago, every day about ten containers of black-market fuel enter the country, equivalent to 30 thousand liters each and this translates into a sale of 300 thousand liters per month.


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AM Costa Rica wire services photo        
According to the commission, illegal fuel trade
harms the entire economy.


According to the records, service stations sell an average of 19,230 liters of fuel per day.

"The black market of these fuels strongly harms the economy of honest entrepreneurs who must comply with taxes and regulations established for this public service," said José Miguel Masís, Executive Director of the Chamber of Fuels Entrepreneurs.


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