TABLE 15-5 Average Motor Gasoline Prices and Highway Vehicle-Miles of Travel per Capita: 1993-2003

TABLE 15-5 Average Motor Gasoline Prices and Highway Vehicle-Miles of Travel per Capita: 1993-2003

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  1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003
Gasoline price (chained 2000 dollars) 1.33 1.30 1.31 1.37 1.35 1.16 1.25 1.56 1.50 1.39 1.55
Vmt per capita 8,835 8,960 9,098 9,228 9,396 9,540 9,644 9,733 9,804 9,903 U

KEY: U = data are unavailable; vmt = vehicle-miles of travel.

NOTE: Current dollars (see table 15-4b) were converted to chained 2000 dollars by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics to eliminate the effects of inflation over time.

SOURCES: Motor gasoline prices-U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration, Monthly Energy Review, table 9.4, available at http://www.eia.doe.gov/mer/prices.html, as of May 2004. Vmt per capita-U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), calculations using data from USDOT, BTS, National Transportation Statistics 2003, table 1-32, available at http://www.bts.gov, as of May 2004. U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Statistical Abstract 2003, Mini Historical Statistics, available at http://www.census.gov/statab/www/minihs.html, as of May 2004.