I've read so many different stories of folks having issues with buying petrol (gasolina) in Bolivia that I thought I'd share some current information based on our own experiences. My wife and I have been in Bolivia on our Tiger 800XC for the past two months. Petrol here is subsidised by the government and is 3.74 Bolivianos per litre. The official non-subsidised rate for foreigners is 8.7 Bolivianos per litre. There's a somewhat drawn out process that we should go through in order to buy petrol for our foreign registered bike. However, the petrol pump attendants are not too keen on doing the extra work. Our experience is broken down as follows: Roughly 65% of the time we just pay the local price. Even if the pump attendant checks our license plate (placa) they just charge whatever the price is on the pump as if we were locals. Maybe 20% of the time we pay a price between the subsidised rate and the official foreigner rate, usually between 5 and 7 Bolivianos per litre. This is always "sin factura" - without a receipt and I imagine the difference between the subsidised rate and what we pay goes directly into the pocket of the attendant. 10% of the time we've purchased fuel in plastic bottles. Once due to the fact that there was no petrol station (on the Che Guevara route) and we ended up buying it in a small shop. Price was 4.5 Bolivianos per litre. We were also affected by one of the many road blockades in Bolivia. This meant that for a few days there was no petrol in any petrol station. The only possibility was to buy from someone who managed to get petrol from somewhere and sold it at the side of the road. Price was 10 Bolivianos per litre, supply and demand Only on one occasion have we gone through the official process to buy fuel. By the time the attendants had figured out what to do and enter our details into the computer (they needed our TIP) it took 15 minutes to fill up! In summary we have never been refused fuel in any petrol station. Where stations haven't existed it's been easy to buy in plastic bottles. The only frustration in obtaining fuel was caused by a 10 day road blockade by soya farmers resulting in fuel shortages in Beni, the area we were travelling through at the time. We have mostly just paid the local rate and have only had to go through the official process once. Buying petrol here has not really been an issue at all. Saludos Steve www.tiger800rtw.com www.facebook.com/tiger800rtw Filling up during the road blockade. This is near Trinidad.