Growth of Gas Sales Slows During First Half of Year

August 4, 2006

Sales of gasoline during the first six months of 2006 grew 0.15%, marking a “slowing down of consumption,” according to a statement from the National Oil Refinery (RECOPE).

From January to June, Costa Ricans consumed 2,618,128 barrels of petroleum, just 4,013 barrels more than they consumed during the same period in 2005, the statement said.

Additionally, sales of super gasoline decreased 13.49%, from 979,271 barrels during the first half of 2005 to 847,168 barrels during the first half of this year.

This slowing down in the increase of gas consumption is a result of constant increases in the price of petroleum during the past several months, which have forced consumers to conserve gas and opt for regular gas over super, the statement said.

The demand for regular gasoline increased 8.32%, while the demand for diesel increased 8.24%.

“It is obvious that people are switching from super gasoline to regular, which is a direct effect of skyrocketing international gas prices,” RECOPE president José León said. “We hope that consumption … continues to decrease,” he added.

 

Facebook Comments

You may be interested

Costa Rica celebrates 150 years of free education
Costa Rica
1 views
Costa Rica
1 views

Costa Rica celebrates 150 years of free education

Alejandro Zúñiga - April 22, 2019

Costa Rica on Monday celebrated 150 years of free, obligatory and state-paid education with a ceremony at the Escuela Jesús…

Alajuelense eliminated in the Costa Rican Clausura
Soccer
7 views
Soccer
7 views

Alajuelense eliminated in the Costa Rican Clausura

AFP and The Tico Times - April 21, 2019

Liga Deportiva Alajuelense tied 2-2 against the reigning champion, Club Sport Herediano, and was eliminated from the semifinals of the…

Costa Rica bets on ending fossil fuel use by 2050
Climate Change
47 views
Climate Change
47 views

Costa Rica bets on ending fossil fuel use by 2050

Marco Sibaja / AFP - April 21, 2019

Eric Orlich and his wife Gioconda Rojas own two electric vehicles, which they charge at home in the garage thanks…

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!