Costa Rica News – Well it seems that all Costa Rican government run entities are not run well and try to pass off products that are not up to standards. I will put all my money on the fact that Recope did not test for this nor remove this contaminant because it would have cost a little extra money. So that mistake is passed off to the Costa Rican people in the fact that their vehicles will have a shorter life and go less miles.
Methylcyclopentadienyl manganese tricarbonyl The (MMT) was found in the matrixof Super and Plus gasoline distributed by the Costa Rican Oil Refinery (Recope).
They explained this chemical can affect the performance of some vehicles, especially in catalysts, said spokeswoman Carolina Mora of Aresep.
She added that in some countries they have banned the sale of this additive.
The authority conducted tests on the fuels in both campuses of Recope and service stations. They found 2 samples of gasoline in the refinery campuses with the visual presence of sediments and 5 samples of gasoline with visual presence of water.
It is worth mentioning that due to findings, Aresep is thinking of opening punitive administrative procedures against RECOPE.