Figure 1 - Price of Motor Gasoline vs. Consumption: January 1999-October 2001

Figure 1 - Price of Motor Gasoline vs. Consumption: January 1999-October 2001

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Date Transportation fuel consumption
(millions of gallons - not seasonally adjusted)
Motor Gasoline (all types) Average Price
(current $ per gallon)
Jan-99 15,519.45 1.031
Feb-99 14,498.34 1.014
Mar-99 16,302.30 1.048
Apr-99 16,303.40 1.232
May-99 16,794.06 1.233
Jun-99 16,887.24 1.204
Jul-99 17,447.41 1.244
Aug-99 17,366.06 1.309
Sep-99 16,189.48 1.334
Oct-99 17,110.74 1.329
Nov-99 15,919.69 1.319
Dec-99 17,257.06 1.353
Jan-00 15,594.28 1.356
Feb-00 15,666.00 1.422
Mar-00 16,447.50 1.594
Apr-00 16,604.94 1.561
May-00 17,472.55 1.552
Jun-00 17,420.32 1.666
Jul-00 17,941.02 1.642
Aug-00 18,268.73 1.559
Sep-00 16,995.84 1.635
Oct-00 17,389.77 1.613
Nov-00 16,417.60 1.608
Dec-00 17,245.88 1.544
Jan-01 16,639.49 1.525
Feb-01 15,363.75 1.538
Mar-01 17,111.33 1.503
Apr-01 17,130.31 1.617
May-01 17,850.53 1.812
Jun-01 17,470.64 1.731
Jul-01 18,506.52 1.565
Aug-01 18,386.90 1.509
Sep-01 16,848.14 1.609
Oct-01 17,788.26 1.442

1Includes all types of gasoline and automotive diesel.

NOTE: Monthly motor fuel consumption data are estimated based on a total of finished motor gasoline produced and imported, subtracted from the change in stocks and exports.

SOURCES: Fuel price data-U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Average Price Data, U.S. City Average, Gasoline (all types), monthly, November 2001.

Fuel consumption data-U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, based on U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration, "Energy Consumption by Transportation Sector," monthly, November 2001.