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Region’s oil imports soared to $3 billion through May

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Oil imports to Central America soared between January and May of this year compared with the same period of 2009, reaching a total of some $3 billion said the Costa Rican state refinery company, Recope.

Costa Rica led the growth in oil imports, which rose by 85 percent over the period to $734 million.

El Salvador’s oil imports reached $623 million, Guatemala $968 million, and Honduras $358 million.

Original source (in Spanish): AFP