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Price Trends of Gasoline v. Other Consumer Goods and Services

Embedded Dataset Excel:

Dataset Excel:

table_03_12_062422.xlsx (29.81 KB)


KEY: R = revised.

a Shows the tax rates for motor fuel as of December 31 for each year. Tax rates include inspection fees and environmental cleanup fees when  these fees are targeted at highway fuel use, and include local taxes when these taxes are uniform across all the counties in the State. 


Retail price: Average motor gasoline taxes:

1970-80: American Petroleum Institute, Policy Analysis and Statistics, personal communications, April 2009, and August 2013.

1985-2020: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Highway Statistics (Washington, DC: Annual Issues), tables MF-205 and FE-101A, available at as of Jan. 6, 2022.

Retail price: Total service station price:

1970-75: U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Information Agency, Annual Energy Review 2003 (Washington, DC: 2004), table 5.24, available at as of September 2004.

1980-2021: U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Information Agency, Monthly Energy Review (Washington, DC: March 2007), table 9.4, available at as of Jun. 6, 2022.

Consumer price indices:  

1970-2021: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Consumer Price Index-Urban (Current Series), available at as of Jun. 6, 2022.