El Salvador's Asociacion Internacional de Energia para El Salvador (ENEPASA) has closed a deal with Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) that eliminates the intermediary and promises to funnel less expensive fuel into the gas tanks of the country's drivers. The alcaldias taking advantage of the deal are for the most part governed by Farabundo Marti para la Liberacion Nacional (FMLN) mayors. Thus, there is more to it than cheap gas. This deal is also about rebuffing President Antonio Saca, the legacy of Shafik Handal, and the further adventures of the Alternativa Bolivariana para las Americas (ALBA) in Central America.
NotiCen writers. "El Salvador's mayors sidestep government on unique fuel deal with Venezuela." (2006). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/la_energy_notien/146