Central America: Fuel Prices up to July 30

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.

Monday, July 30, 2018

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.

Similarly, reserves for distillates and diesel reported a reduction of 472,000 barrels in the last week, after an increase of 4.12 million barrels per week, this figure meant that prices for diesel presented slight reductions, as there is stability in the reserves of this petroleum derivative, despite crude reserves decreasing by a little more than 6 million, it did not impact the prices of the supply.


Price in dollarsRegularSpecialDiesel
El Salvador3.533.743.19
Guatemala3.443.592.92
Honduras3.764.123.49
Nicaragua3.964.043.46
Costa Rica4.334.503.69
Panama*3.223.312.92
*Prices taken from Acodeco.gob.pa

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From the Ministry of Economy of El Salvador statement:

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Price per gallon of regular gasoline: Costa Rica $3.50, Nicaragua $3.36, Honduras $3.24, El Salvador $2.82, Guatemala $2.82 and Panama $2.63.

From the Ministry of Economy of El Salvador report:

The increase in fuel prices for this fortnight is because of production factors, according to the latest report provided by the IEA, gasoline reserves showed a weekly reduction of 1.5 million barrels, also distillates such as diesel decreased by 1.4 million barrels per week; these inventory reductions affect the tendency of prices to rise, because there are fewer gasoline and diesel reserves to supply the existing demand in the hydrocarbon market, which generates this effect in the international prices of oil derivatives.

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From the Ministry of Economy of El Salvador report:

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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.

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