Surge in diesel prices puts pressure on Guatemalan bus fares

Diesel prices have surged to as much as US$5 a gallon at the pump in Guatemala.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

In line with international trends, diesel now costs more than gasoline in Guatemala, despite a lower sales tax. President Álvaro Colom is reported to be reviewing possible subsidies for public transport.

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Costa Rica: Highest fuel prices in the region

September 2008

Costa Rica has the highest fuel prices in Central America and Honduras has the lowest.

According to a report presented last week by the Guatemalan Ministry of Energy and Mining and which periodically measures the public price of the main fuels, points out that in Costa Rica the price of a gallon of super gasoline is higher than $5.29; regular gasoline is $5.21; and diesel is $5.25.

Fifth consecutive rise in fuel prices in Nicaragua

June 2008

Gasoline and diesel prices increased again on the weekend, for the fifth consecutive week in Nicaragua.

The price of high-grade gasoline went up from 5.01 dollars a gallon to 5.21, while regular gas rose from 4.96 to 5.16 dollars. Diesel fuel prices also went up, from 4.92 dollars a gallon to 5.13.

Fuel prices continue to rise in Nicaragua

April 2008

Fuel prices continue their upward trend in Nicaragua, reflecting the rising prices of petroleum in international markets.

On Sunday the price of a liter of diesel fuel increased from 21.95 córdobas (1.15 dollars) to 22.65 córdobas (1.19 dollars), rising for the second consecutive week.

New fuel increase in Panama

April 2008

A new high for fuels has gone into effect in Panama, where the social pressure cooker will be making steam as a result of the high costs of necessities.

The Authority for the Protection of the Consumer and the Defense of Competition announced that 95 octane gasoline is going up by five American cents, to 3.90 dollars a gallon.

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