Gasoline consumption in 2017 was 10.9 percent lower than in 2016 as shown in the data table below. Also, gasoline consumption for the month of October 2018 totaled 8,506,052 gallons, which was 8.1 percent higher than consumption in the same month in 2017. October 2018's consumption was 7.0 percent lower than consumption during the previous month. In Figure 1, it can be seen that consumption remains at the lower boundary of the five–year range and below the five–year average but above last year's consumption.
The reports on ethanol–blended fuel consumption, the total of motor gasoline consumption and ethanol–blended fuel consumption, and reported miles traveled during the driving season have additional information in relation to motor gasoline consumption.
Note: The motor gasoline data in this report includes the three grades of gasoline (regular unleaded, midgrade, and premium) but does not include the gallons of gasoline blended with ethanol.