The Gas Market in Costa Rica

Expansion plans by Gas Z and Tropigás include increasing the number of franchises that offer direct replacement of gas in residential homes.

Monday, February 6, 2012

After the merger, Gas and Tropigás Z, are thinking about expanding a franchise system to provide better service to customers in residential areas over a period of 5 years.

Franchises are businesses that operate as intermediaries between the supplier and user, and will be in charge of distribution in different areas, reports

Rivals Tomza and Petrogás say they have no fear of the merger and will therefore, not change their strategies, but instead will try to improve their market share.

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Costa Rica: Strategy for Natural Gas

September 2012

The Costa Rican Petroleum Refinery company (RECOPE SA) has proposed a strategy to participate as a bulk importer and distributor of the product.

A statement from the Costa Rican Oil Refinery (RECOPE) reads:

RECOPE proposes strategy for the use of natural gas in Costa Rica

Alba Petróleos to Provide LPG Gas in El Salvador

September 2011

The company Alba Petróleos is preparing to enter the Salvadoran propane market in December.

At the beginning of its operations, the company may cover only 3% of the domestic market which is currently served by four companies, Tropigas, Z-Gas, and Total Gas and Tomza.

An article in by Luz Estrella Rodríguez contains quotes by the vice president of Alba Petróleos: "The gas will be stocked by a company in Honduras and will be unloaded to the 5,000 barrel capacity tank that has already been built in its plant located in Puerto de Acajutla, Sonsonate , as well as to other locations that are available in the port of La Union and that Alba Petróleos plan to rent. "

Propane Gas Market Sees Investments

July 2009

Salvadoran propane gas companies expect to double their sales by investing in distribution centers and upgrading their customer service.

Tropigas will invest $4 million in expanding its storage terminal in La Unión, while Tomza, of Mexican capital, projects to open 100 stores in the mid term, in addition to the 200 it currently operates in El Salvador.

Tropigas to Invest $14 Million in El Salvador

July 2009

The gas distributor will expand its terminal in port La Unión, doubling its propane storage capacity.

Tropigas will invest between $4 million and $14 million in El Salvador, depending on the obligations assumed by the company. The General Director of Grupo Tropigás, Marco Martínez, told newspaper La Prensa Gráfica that "right now they are only having conversations with their partners and authorities of the Economy Ministry, with whom they will meet this week".

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