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Fuel Prices In Caracas (CCS), Good Refueling Stop?  
User currently offlineBaron95 From United States of America, joined May 2006, 1335 posts, RR: 8
Posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 7009 times:

Does anybody know what the price of Jet Fuel is in Caracas (CCS) and if it would make sense for flights to/from Brazil, Argentina, Chile to/from Mexico/US/Canada, particularly cargo, to refuel there to save money?

The reason I am asking is because gasoline prices in Venezuela are the cheapest in the world at a ridicolously low price of about US$0.12/galon.

See worldwide gas prices here

I'd imagine that Jet Fuel would also be ridicolously low.

Does anyone know?


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User currently offlineLaxintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25393 posts, RR: 49
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 6969 times:

The street gas is sold to the public with hefty government subsidies.

If you are looking for a cheaper aviation fuel stop, CCS is usually not one of those.

Several cargo carriers make use of Manaus or Port of Spain for such pit stops.



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User currently offlineLuisde8cd From Pitcairn Islands, joined Aug 2004, 2571 posts, RR: 30
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 6906 times:

Quoting Baron95 (Thread starter):
Does anybody know what the price of Jet Fuel is in Caracas (CCS) and if it would make sense for flights to/from Brazil, Argentina, Chile to/from Mexico/US/Canada, particularly cargo, to refuel there to save money?

The reason I am asking is because gasoline prices in Venezuela are the cheapest in the world at a ridicolously low price of about US$0.12/galon.

While my mother fills our 98' Grand Caravan minivan with 95 octane premiun gasoline and just paying USD 4, the aviation fuel is a complete different business.

Jet A1 here is sold at international prices. Only domestic airlines get discounted fuel for "select" domestic flights.

Current price for Jet A1 at CCS is USD 0.55 per litre.

Hope this helps.

Saludos desde Caracas,
Luis


User currently offlineLamedianaranja From Venezuela, joined Nov 2004, 1246 posts, RR: 20
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 6862 times:

If you read Spanish, you can find all the prices here:

http://www.volarenvenezuela.com/vev/...le=categories&op=newindex&catid=27

Official exchange rate is 1 US$ to 2.150 VBs.



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User currently offlineANother From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 6849 times:

Quoting Luisde8cd (Reply 2):
Current price for Jet A1 at CCS is USD 0.55 per litre.

According to IATA (here - http://www.iata.org/whatwedo/economics/fuel_monitor/index.htm ) the worldwide average price is $2.12 per gallon.

According to Google - (US$ 2.12) per US gallon = 0.560044749 US$ per litre.

No bargins here.


User currently offlineBaron95 From United States of America, joined May 2006, 1335 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 6670 times:

Quoting Luisde8cd (Reply 2):



Quoting Lamedianaranja (Reply 3):



Quoting ANother (Reply 4):

Thanks guys - that was helpful, I didn't realize that the gas prices were that low based on subsidies.

May I ask an off-thread question... Doesn't that low gas price cause a big problem with people smugling gas across to border, say to Brazil where fuel prices are 40 times higher? I mean that must be more lucrative than smugling drugs, no?



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