Gas Distributor to Set Up in Honduras

The Mexican Zeta Gas Company, an importer and exporter of LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas), will invest about $6 million in the operation.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Fredis Cerrato, Honduran Industry and Trade Secretary, reported to that the company will operate throughout the country and that "it will start with a fleet of 100 trucks, creating 250 direct and 1,500 indirect jobs."

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