TABLE 14-4a Average Transportation Fuel Prices by Type: 1994-2004

TABLE 14-4a Average Transportation Fuel Prices by Type: 1994-2004

Chained 2000 dollars per gallon

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  1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Aviation gasoline 1.06 1.09 1.19 1.18 1.01 1.08 1.31 1.29 1.24 1.41 1.68
Jet fuel, kerosene 0.59 0.59 0.69 0.64 0.47 0.55 0.90 0.76 0.69 0.82 1.11
Motor gasoline, all types 1.30 1.31 1.37 1.35 1.16 1.25 1.56 1.50 1.38 1.55 1.78
Diesel no. 2 0.61 0.61 0.73 0.67 0.51 0.60 0.94 0.82 0.73 0.89 1.15
Railroad diesel 0.66 0.65 0.72 0.71 0.59 0.57 0.87 0.83 0.70 0.84 U
Crude oil 0.41 0.45 0.53 0.48 0.31 0.43 0.67 0.53 0.55 0.64 0.81

KEY: U = data are unavailable.

NOTES: Except for motor gasoline, data do not include taxes. Motor gasoline data are retail prices, U.S. city average. Aviation, jet, and diesel no. 2 data are refiner prices to end users. Crude oil data are refiner acquisition costs.

To eliminate the effects of inflation over time, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics converted current dollars (see table 14-4b) to chained 2000 dollars.

SOURCES: Except railroad diesel—U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration, Monthly Energy Review, tables 9.1 (crude oil), 9.4 (motor gasoline), and 9.7 (aviation, jet, and diesel no. 2), available at http://www.eia.doe.gov/, as of May 2005. Railroad diesel—Association of American Railroads, Railroad Facts 2004 (Washington, DC: 2004), p. 61.