Charting Gasoline Consumption Since 2002

Finished Motor Gasoline

For those who are curious about gasoline consumption trends in an era seeing the growth of hybrids and electric vehicles, here is data from American Fuels, dating back to 2002, which was provided by the Energy Information Administration (EIA), which recently released the 2013 fuel consumption numbers.

Gas Use, by Year


2013 – 3,202,542,000 barrels x 42 = 134,506,764,000 gallons

2012 – 3,177,687,000 barrels x 42 = 133,462,854,000 gallons

2011 – 3,194,754,000 barrels x 42 = 134,179,668,000 gallons

2010 – 3,282,319,000 barrels x 42 = 137,857,398,000 gallons

2009 – 3,283,730,000 barrels x 42 = 137,916,660,000 gallons

2008 – 3,290,057,000 barrels x 42 = 138,182,394,000 gallons

2007 – 3,389,269,000 barrels x 42 = 142,349,298,000 gallons

2006 – 3,377,174,000 barrels x 42 = 141,841,308,000 gallons

2005 – 3,343,131,000 barrels x 42 = 140,411,502,000 gallons

2004 – 3,332,579,000 barrels x 42 = 139,968,318,000 gallons

2003 – 3,261,237,000 barrels x 42 = 136,971,954,000 gallons

2002 – 3,229,459,000 barrels x 42 = 135,637,278,000 gallons

 

Last year (2013) was the first year that the amount of Finished Motor Gasoline consumed increased since it peaked in 2007. The number that the EIA publishes for Finished Motor Gasoline includes all the ethanol blended into the gasoline supply. So to get the number for just the amount of gasoline derived from petroleum that is consumed, the ethanol needs to be subtracted out.

 

Source | Images: American Fuels

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