Central America: Fuel Prices up to February 12

Price of gallon of regular gasoline: Costa Rica $3.98, Nicaragua $3.80, Honduras $3.71, Guatemala $3.32, El Salvador $3.32 and Panama $2.99.

Monday, February 12, 2018

From a report by the Ministry of Economy of El Salvador:

The United States reported its second increase in its oil inventories on February 7 of this year, in which its production reached a record of 10.25 million barrels per day (bpd) in the last week, as reported by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA); where an 11 week downward streak was reversed, affected by low temperatures and the holiday season.

As a result, distillate stocks, including diesel and heating fuels, rose by 3.9 million barrels per week, compared to the expectation of a 1.4 million barrel per week drop, allowing for slight drops in diesel and distillate prices.


Price in dollarsRegularSpecialDiesel
El Salvador3.323.523.00
Guatemala3.323.472.86
Honduras3.714.043.39
Nicaragua3.803.953.40
Costa Rica3.984.133.52
Panama*2.993.112.80
*Data taken from Acodeco.gob.pa

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Price per gallon of regular gasoline: Costa Rica $3.48, Nicaragua $3.28, Honduras $3.19, El Salvador $2.81, Guatemala $2.75 and Panama $2.56.

From the Ministry of Economy of El Salvador report:

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January 2019

Price per gallon of regular gasoline: Costa Rica $3.94, Nicaragua $3.35, Honduras $3.27, El Salvador $2.78, Guatemala $2.78 and Panama $2.64.

From the report of the Ministry of Economy of El Salvador:

The latest report from 2018, provided by the International Energy Agency (AIE) reports that gasoline reserves experienced a significant increase of slightly more than 3.0 million barrels per week against expert forecasts that predicted a minimum increase of just 50,000 barrels per week. Also, distillates such as diesel, kept their production rate and was almost invariable its trend with respect to the previous week, as it only increased 2,000 barrels in the week, against an expectation of a 500 thousand barrels reduction, which despite the favorable environment for the reduction of such a derivative of oil along with heating, its stability allows prices to be downward, along with those of gasoline.

Central America: Fuel Prices up to September 24

September 2018

Price of a gallon of regular gasoline: Costa Rica $4.31, Nicaragua $3.90, Honduras $3.81, El Salvador $3.51, Guatemala $3.40 and Panama $3.23.

From a report by the Ministry of Economy of El Salvador:

According to the latest report provided by the International Energy Agency (AIE) gasoline stocks went down by approximately 1.7 million barrels per week, but it was not so for distillates and diesel which had a slight increase in their reserves, of approximately 0.8 million barrels per week.

Central America: Fuel Prices up to July 30

July 2018

Price of a gallon of regular gasoline: Costa Rica $4.33, Nicaragua $3.96, Honduras $3.76, El Salvador $3.53, Guatemala $3.44 and Panama $3.22.

From a report by the Ministry of Economy of El Salvador:

For the second consecutive week there are mixed trends in the reference prices of liquid fuels in El Salvador, due to the international behavior of prices of oil and its derivatives, which according to the latest report from the Energy Information Administration Agency (EIA), show that the United States has seen a reduction in weekly gasoline reserves of 2.3 million barrels, since the North American country is in the summer period and it is the travel season when the highest amount of fuel consumption occurs; However, production (refining) has remained stable, since it has only decreased by 37,000 barrels of an estimated production of 1.5 million barrels per day, which has helped stabilize market prices.

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