Demand for fuel drops 7% in Costa Rica

Last October Costa Rica consumed 1,356,307 barrels of fuel - a 7% drop from the previous month.

Monday, November 10, 2008


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Plus 91 gas consumption fell 6.8% going from 319,956 barrels in October 2007 to 297,948 barrels last month. Diesel also was reported to...

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Costa Rica: Fuel Consumption Up 11%

September 2016

In the first half of 2016 fuel sales grew by 11% compared to the same period last year.

From a statement issued by Recope:

Total fuel consumption continues to grow, in the first half of 2016 alone, sales increased by 11% compared to demand in the same period last year, going from 1,511,140,000 liters to 1,677,206,000 liters, which is a difference of 166 million liters, equivalent to about one million barrels.

Oil Consumption in Costa Rica

January 2015

A report from the state run and monopolistic Costa Rican Petroleum Refinery indicates that during 2014 the country consumed 19 million barrels of oil.

From the report by the Costa Rican Petroleum Refinery (RECOPE):

According to the records from the Costa Rican Petroleum Refinery (RECOPE SA), sales for the period January to December 2014 increased by 2.12% compared to the same period in 2013, going from 3,023,400 m³ in that year to 3,087,620 m³ in the past year (equivalent to 19 million barrels).

Fuel Consumption in Costa Rica in 2013

January 2014

Overall oil consumption increased only by 1.55% compared with 2012, totaling of 19 million barrels.

From a statement by the Costa Rican Oil Refinery (RECOPE):

According to the records of the Costa Rican Oil Refinery (RECOPE SA), sales for the period January to December 2013 increased by 1.5% compared to the same period in 2012, going from 18,725,572 barrels in that year to 19,015,081 barrels in the past year.

Costa Rica's Oil Bill Up 60%

August 2010

In the first six months of the year $818 million was spent on oil, 60% more than the $510 million spent in the same period of 2009.

According to information from the Costa Rican Central Bank (BCCR), the increase in the number of barrels consumed was 6%, going from 8.89 million to 9.57 million.

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