Fuel Prices in Central America

Prices for a gallon of regular gas: $5.46 Costa Rica, $4.99 Nicaragua, $4.81 Honduras, $4.36 Guatemala, $4.24 El Salvador.

Monday, July 21, 2014

From a statement issued by the Ministry of Economy in El Salvador:

The Ministry of Finance announced this July 21, new variations on the reference prices for fuel, which will be effective from 22 July to 4 August 2014.

During the month of July 2014, the price of WTI (West Texas Intermediate) in the Gulf Coast of the United States averaged a value of $92.58 per barrel, a decrease of -6.13% compared to the previous period. For its part, the international prices of petroleum products showed the following changes in the past few weeks:
-2.66% on the price of premium gasoline, -2.74% in the price of regular gasoline and -1.72% in the price of diesel.

Changes in international prices have been influenced by the stabilization in international markets in reference to the Middle Eastern geopolitical conflict generating expectations of a stable supply of crude oil; tied to this behavior is the expectations of weak demand which has pushed the price down.

The new changes in reference prices for fuels nationwide, are as follows: decrease for special gasoline - $ 0.12 in the Eastern zone and - $ 0.13 in the Central and Western areas; decrease for regular gasoline - $ 0.10 in the West zone and - $ 0.09 in the central and eastern areas, and diesel will decrease - $ 0.06 in the Eastern zone and - $ 0.07 in the Central and Western areas.

In Central America, El Salvador ranks in first position for having in the lowest prices on regular gasoline and second in the prices of petrol and diesel special:

Countries - Diesel - Gasoline (Regular-Special) (Dollars / Gallon)

Guatemala 3,89 - 4.33 to 4.52
El Salvador 4,04 - 4.27 to 4.64
Costa Rica 4,71 - 5.50 to 5.69
Honduras 4,36 - 4.80 to 5.17
Nicaragua 4,33 - 4.89 to 5.10



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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.

Fuel Prices up to September 16, 2014

September 2014

Prices of a gallon of regular gas: $3.90 Panama, $4.00 El Salvador, $4.01 Guatemala, $4.56 Honduras, $4.71 Nicaragua, $5.22 Costa Rica.

From a statement issued by the Ministry of Economy of El Salvador:

The Ministry of Finance announced this September 15th, the new changes in reference prices for fuel, which will be in force from 16 to September 29, 2014.

Fuel Prices up to August 19th, 2014

August 2014

Price of a gallon of regular gas: Panama $3.91, Costa Rica $5.43, Nicaragua $4.89, Honduras $4.61, Guatemala $4.04, El Salvador $4.06.

From a press release issued by the Ministry of Economy of El Salvador (Minec):

The Ministry of Finance announced on August 18, new variations in the reference prices for fuel, which will be in effect from 19 August until 1 September 2014.

Fuel Prices in Central America - August 2014

August 2014

Gallon of regular gasoline: Costa Rica $5.44, Nicaragua $4.78, Honduras $4.71, Guatemala $4.37, El Salvador $4.51 .

From a statement by Ministry of Economy of El Salvador:

The Ministry of Economy announces this August 4, the new variations in prices reference for fuel, which will be in force from 5th to 18th of August 2014.

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