Ecuador: LPG Gas Distributors fear their survival when gas subsidy ends

Posted on August 9, 2013 • Filed under: Business, Ecuador

Fear that many customers will convert to electricity
Augusto Salazar lives of the distribution of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) since 1973. With a shop located across the street from the church of Santa Clara de San Millan, in the northern center of Quito, during the last 40 years has faced the same problems to market the product. Firstly, paper shortages, for various reasons, have argued that successive governments. And secondly, the marketing margin control in the subsidized price has reduced its usefulness. However, last Saturday, the concerns regarding your business had an additional ingredient: the LPG subsidy will be withdrawn in 2016 and 15 kg tank will be displaced by electricity. Read Article

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