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 report:

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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:

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Price per gallon of standard gasoline: Costa Rica $4.21, Nicaragua $4.07, Honduras $3.87, El Salvador $3.56, Guatemala $3.52 and Panama $3.21.

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

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