Central America: Fuel Prices up to June 18

Price of a gallon of regular gasoline: Costa Rica $4.33, Nicaragua $3.98, Honduras $3.83, El Salvador $3.56, Guatemala $3.47 and Panama $3.28.

Monday, June 18, 2018

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

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has reported new increases in reserves of gasoline, diesel and distillates in recent weeks, which has led to declines in the price of international oil derivatives. 

Following three weeks of inventory reduction reflected in early May 2018, gasolines showed an approximate increase of 7.01 million barrels per week, while for diesel and distillates, after seven weeks of reductions in their reserves, they showed an increase of approximately 2.79 million barrels per week.


Price in dollarsRegularSpecialDiesel
El Salvador3.563.823.23
Guatemala3.473.622.95
Honduras3.834.193.56
Nicaragua3.984.063.48
Costa Rica4.334.513.73
Panama*3.283.412.98
*Data 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: Nicaragua $3.81, Costa Rica $3.76, Honduras $3.53, El Salvador $3.36, Guatemala $3.22 and Panama $3.07.

From the Ministry of Economy of El Salvador statement:

The increases in gasoline prices for the current fortnight are largely because of the prolonged fall in gasoline reserves, which add up to 7 consecutive weeks, according to reports provided by the IEA, detailing a reduction of 21.4 million barrels. This decline is equivalent to the one suffered between February and April 2017, which in 10 consecutive weeks reduced 22.9 million barrels, which reflects the marked difference in the increase in prices of regular and higher gasoline.

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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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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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