Gas Prices Slashed

January 21st, 2008 Posted in business, day to day

Written by Jamie

In case I wasn’t already sure, some things in Argentina defy logic. Take gas prices for example. Overnight, prices were reduced 32 centavos per liter for diesel. I had read recently in the Buenos Aires Herald that the government had implemented a plan to stop exporting oil until prices are brought back down to October levels and there is plenty for all. Nice to see they are taking care of the local folk.

I will convert the prices to US dollars by the gallon for comparison.



Super Unleaded=US$3.31/gallon

These are full service (no option) prices in Bariloche and are likely cheaper in other parts of the country.

This translates to a savings of US$6.06 per tankful. Perhaps this is Argentina’s version of a stimulus package?

  1. 13 Responses to “Gas Prices Slashed”

  2. By falcon on Jan 28, 2008

    right inline with current So Cal prices it appears…

  3. By Patagonia on Jan 29, 2008


    Even Diesel prices are similar?

    Adios, Jamie

  4. By falcon on Jan 30, 2008

    diesel is much higher here, closer to super price. looking closer the range of unleaded now goes from about $3 for regular to $3.50 premium.

  5. By James McDonough on Sep 19, 2008

    When I visited BA i noticed that the taxi’s were run on propane or natural gas.Is that common in other areas of Argentina? And do you have any idea of how much the cost of the natural gas is? Hey thanks for your blog.

  6. By Patagonia on Sep 19, 2008


    Yes, propane/natural gas is prevalent throughout the country. Many people have converted their cars. It runs a little slower, but I have heard the costs are 1/5 of diesel. Also, you can’t go too many kilometers between fill ups. Many people have it set up where they can switch back and forth.

    Suerte, Jamie

  7. By James McDonough on Sep 20, 2008

    Thanks for the quick answer.I’m 62 and considering relocating (retiring) in Argentina my wife still has a few years to work. I’ve made 4 trips down there and your site is a big help to me. I see you guys are from Califonia,I was 23 years in San Diego (Ocean Beach) now living on an island in Puget Sound nw of Seattle. Nice photo of you two and the pooch with the beautiful lakes in the background. Good Luck

  8. By Patagonia on Sep 20, 2008

    James, Shanie grew up in Bellingham. You guys should relocate down here, this place is awesome and muy tranqui. Thanks for the kind words. Suerte, Jamie

  9. By James McDonough on Sep 20, 2008

    I’m on Camano Island. Bellinghams great go there often,and love Argentina.I’m wearing my Bariloche sweatshirt as I type this.Our short summer has faded and fall has appeared. Good Luck to you guys. James

  10. By Olivia Miller on May 11, 2010

    Gas prices these days are just getting higher, i think the government should focus more on alternative energy.`::

  11. By Patagonia on May 11, 2010

    You speak the truth Olivia!

  12. By Kyle Bailey on Oct 1, 2010

    gas prices are still on the rise today, we should go Alternative Fuel,~.

  13. By Patagonia on Oct 1, 2010


    We couldn’t agree more. Check out our latest project,

    Saludos, Jamie

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