Fuel Prices El Salvador

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Part of: GIZ International Fuel Price database
Also see:El Salvador Energy Situation

Fuel Pricing Policies

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"Pricing policy: Ministry of Economy announces maximum LPG prices for four points in the supply chain every month. Legislation passed in May 2011 waived gasoline’s contribution to a stabilization fund (Fondo de Estabilización y Fomento Económico) in the second half of 2011 to lower prices.

Social protection: El Salvador provides cash transfer of US$9.10 a month to the poor and institutions catering to the poor for LPG. Beginning in Aug 2011, the recipients could choose to have subsidies deposited through their electricity bills.

Compensation: Public transport is subsidized in proportion to fuel prices, although fiscal problems have made it difficult to continue the subsidies and the administration of President Funes in 2012 was considering a proposal to cut subsidies by 40%.

Information: Ministry of Economy posts lowest prices in three parts of the country every week as saving tips for consumers."

(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 USD*

* 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 2010/11/01.

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VAT source http://www.export.gov.il/uploadfiles/06_2011/latinamerica.pdf

At a Glance

Transparency of
Price Composition
Transparency of Pricing
Mechanism / Monitoring
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Sources to the Public

Type of Information Web-Link / Source
Pump prices and margins http://www.minec.gob.sv/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=94&Itemid=116


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