LP Gas market may be opened up in El Salvador

The Minister of the Economy confirmed that the measure would be taken if the companies that import and distribute the product cause a shortage (of supply) in the market and affect consumers.

Monday, August 4, 2008

For their part, the members of the Salvadoran Association of Liquefied Petroleum Gas Importers and Distributors (Asogas) confirmed that there will be a shortage in the propane gas market within two or three days because of the failure on the part of the Government to pay the subsidy.

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Costa Rica Opens Up Liquefied Gas Distribution Market

May 2015

Internal problems in the larger of the two current distributors is restricting supply in the market and has forced the government to authorize the operation of other distributors.

In light of the legal dispute faced by the main gas distributors in the country, which have stopped providing the service temporarily, the Costa Rican government has announced that they are willing to authorize the operation of other distribution companies that meet the requirements established by law.

Alba Petróleos will Commercialize Gas in El Salvador

October 2010

The company announced plans to venture into the liquefied gas market starting January 2011.

Luz Estrella Rodríguez, vice president of Alba Petroleum, made the announcement adding they are currently conducting a market study.

According to Laprensagrafica.com, "…..with regards to construction of a storage facility in Acajutla, Rodriguez said this required an additional investment of approximately $ 10 million, which was covered by their partner, Venezuelan state company PDVSA”.

Panama: Company Studies Importing Gas From Colombia

March 2010

Pacific Rubiales Energy, a Canadian corporation, is studying the Panamanian market, to determine the feasibility of importing gas from Colombia.

Eduardo Lima, head of the company, explained that $100 million should be invested in the first phase, to transport compressed gas from Colombia in small ships.

Argon, Oxygen and Nitrogen Exports

July 2009

Starting August 2009, Praxair Costa Rica, local subsidiary of Praxair Inc corporation, will export liquefied gases to Nicaragua and Panama.

To expand its market and export to the region, Praxair Costa Rica invested $15 million in a new 7.000 square meter facility, which is in the last stage of construction.

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