Costa Rica, where fuels are under the state monopoly of the Costa Rican Oil Refinery (RECOPE), has become the country with the highest gas prices in Central America.
Juan Carlos Hidalgo, on his blog on Elfinancierocr.com, says the latest increase pushed up the price of better quality gasoline above $1.50, and that even President Chinchilla has made public her concern over the situation.
Price per gallon of Super gasoline , highest to lowest: $5.54 Costa Rica, Nicaragua $5.07, $4.71 Honduras, El Salvador: $4.34, $4.33 and Panama Guatemala $4.22.
A report has been released detailing the average consumer prices for Gasoline and Diesel in Central America, effective in the week 12 to May 18, 2013, based on official prices and monitoring or surveys carried out by the various DGs of Hydrocarbons or equivalent in the capital of each Central American country.
Prices per gallon of Super gasoline are: $5.38 Costa Rica, $4.73 Nicaragua, $4.58 Honduras, $4.21 Guatemala, $4.24 El Salvador and Panama $3.94 .
Report on the average consumer prices for Gasoline and Diesel in Central America, effective as of the week 6th to 12th of October 2013, based on official prices and monitoring or surveys carried out by the various DGs of Hydrocarbons or equivalent in the capitals of each Central American country .
Costa Rica and Nicaragua had the highest prices in the region for premium gasoline, regular gasoline and diesel.
According to monitoring conducted by the hydrocarbons directorates in each country, Panama has the lowest gas prices in Central America.
According to an article on Panamaamerica.com.pa, for the last week of December and early January, Costa Rica and Nicaragua had the highest prices in the region for premium and regular gasoline and diesel, and among those maintain the lowest prices, Panama topped the list.
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