Fuel Prices Colombia
Part of: GIZ International Fuel Price database
Also see: Colombia Energy Situation
Fuel Pricing Policies
"Pricing policy: Fuel prices are controlled and price ceilings are set by Ministry of Mines and Energy, subject to the ultimate authority of Superintendency of Industry and Commerce (Superintendencia de Industria y Comercio, SIC), which exercises control over price increases. Price setting is at the discretion of government. A fuel stabilization fund for gasoline and diesel was created at end-2008, the purpose of which was to eliminate fuel price subsidies. An initial deposit of about US$170 million was transferred to the fund at the time. Budgetary transfers for fuel subsidies in 2009 amounted to 4,906 billion pesos (US$2.3 billion). There are no rules governing withdrawals from the fund, as in Chile. By end-2011, the fund’s deficit had grown to 2.2 trillion pesos (US$1.2 billion). ). In Mar 2013, government agreed not to raise diesel prices after a transport strike. Protests: In Mar 2013, thousands of truckers went on an indefinite strike to protest against rising fuel prices. The strike ended after three days after government agreed to reverse a price increase and not to increase the diesel price for three months.
Hedging: Although different from hedging petroleum product prices, Ecopetrol, the national oil company, hedges crude oil exports. Hedging cost Ecopetrol US$450 million in 2011, and incurred costs in six out of the past seven years, prompting a congressional hearing in 2012.
Information: Ministry of Mines and Energy posts detailed price information by location for gasoline and diesel every month, dating back to Jul 2003."
(Source: Kojima, Masami. (2013, forthcoming). “Petroleum product pricing and complementary policies:Experience of 65 developing countries since 2009.” Washington DC: World Bank.)
Fuel Prices and Trends
|Gasoline 95 Octane||Diesel|
|in Local Currency||
* benchmark lines: green=US price; grey=price in Spain; red=price of Crude Oil
Fuel Price Composition
Price composition for one litre of Gasoline 95 Octane as of 2012/04/01.
At a Glance
Sources to the Public
|Type of Information||Web-Link / Source|
|Other Information||http://www.minminas.gov.co (Ministry of Mines and Energy)|
|Other Information||http://www.bamep.gov.co (Bank of the Republic of Colombia)|
|Other Information||http://www.creg.gov.co (Energy and Gas Regulatory Commission)|
|Other Information||http://www.ecopetrol.com (Colombian Petroleum Company)|
|Pump prices and margins||http://www.ecopetrol.com.co/contenido.aspx?catID=192&conID=36336&pagID=129391|
|Pump prices and margins||http://bit.ly/1q2OFJ4|
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