Gas Prices in Central America

The Gallon of premium gasoline: Costa Rica has the highest price: $ 4.54, followed by Nicaragua with $ 4.28, Honduras $ 4.16, Guatemala 3.97, El Salvador $ 3.92 and Panama $ 3.45.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Report on average consumer prices for Gasoline and Diesel in Central America, for the week of January 30 through February 5, 2011, based on official prices and monitoring done by various Departments in the capital of each Central American country.

- Prices in Guatemala, El Salvador and Nicaragua are open, unregulated by the state and are adjusted on a weekly bases depending on international prices.
- In El Salvador, the Government publishes on Mondays the "reference price" (for Gasoline and Diesel) considering the international prices published by Platt's Global Alert, the reference prices are valid from Tuesday to Monday. The reference price system is NOT mandatory.
- Panama has established since 2009 a "Price cap" (maximum), valid for 14 days.
- Consumer prices are regulated in Honduras and Costa Rica. In Honduras, the official price is adjusted each week and is valid from Monday to Sunday, in Costa Rica, prices are adjusted monthly.
- Super Gas in all countries is 95 octane minimum. Regular gasoline is 88 octane in Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua, in El Salvador is 90 and in Costa Rica and Panama 91.

More information on fuel prices in Central America in the full report by the Committee for Cooperation on Hydrocarbons in Central America (CCHAC) (only in spanish).

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Central America: Fuel Prices as of August 14

August 2017

Price of gallon of regular gasoline: Costa Rica $3.63, Nicaragua $3.57, Honduras $3.32, Guatemala $3.03, El Salvador $2.93 and Panama $2.75.

From a statement issued by the Ministry of Economy of El Salvador: 

Current global geopolitical events are directly affecting international oil prices, which is why the hydrocarbons market still anticipates unexpected ups and downs. [GRAFICA caption = "Click to interact with graphics"]

Central America: Fuel Prices up to July 17

July 2017

Price of a gallon of regular gasoline: Costa Rica $3.85, Honduras $3.54, Nicaragua $3.49, Guatemala $2.98, El Salvador $2.94 and Panama $2.59.

From a statement issued by the Ministry of Economy of El Salvador:

The current reference prices for gasoline and diesel show a slight upward trend due to fluctuations that repeatedly affect or benefit the international market for oil products; As well as a reduction in the production that the United States reported in its weekly report provided by the United States Energy Information Administration (EIA), that oil reserves had fallen by approximately 7.5 million barrels, doubling what was anticipated by experts in the hydrocarbons market, in addition to an acceleration in the growth of demand in China. [GRAPHIC caption = "Click to interact with the graph"]

Gas Prices in Central America

September 2013

Prices of a gallon of Super gasoline: Costa Rica $5.60, Nicaragua $4.86, Honduras $4.78, Guatemala $4.44, El Salvador $4.42, Panama $4.37.

A report has been released on the average consumer prices for Gasoline and Diesel in Central America, in force in the week of 15 to 21 of September 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.

Gas Prices in Central America

September 2013

Prices of Super gasoline per gallon : $5.63 Costa Rica, $5.13 Nicaragua, $4.81 Honduras, $4.52 Guatemala, $4.42 El Salvador, $ 4.37 Panama .

A report has been released detailing the average consumer prices for Gasoline and Diesel in Central America, in force in the week 14th to 20th July 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.

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