Hydrocarbon Statistics for Central America

Fuel is most expensive in Costa Rica and Nicaragua, and cheapest in Panama.

Friday, October 31, 2008

This is one of the data presented in the recent Cepal report: "The Central American Isthmus: Hydrocarbon Statistics 2007."

The report makes a general conclusion for region on cost of fuel in the region regarding the total commercial balance. In 2006, the import of Hydrocarbons represented 15.5% of exports, while in 2007 this figure was at 17.1%.

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From January to August, fuel consumption increased 14.5% over the same period of 2009.

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"... From January to August 2010, 575 million 552,000 gallons of fuel were consumed. During the same period last year, 502 million 727 thousand gallons were consumed," Pa-digital.com.pa reports.

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