Gasoline consumption in 2016 was 3.5 percent higher than in 2015. As shown in the graph and data table below, gasoline consumption for the month of November 2017 totaled 8,172,492 gallons, which was 15.5 percent lower than consumption in the same month in 2016. November 2017's consumption was 3.8 percent higher than consumption during the previous month although consumption remains at the lower boundary of the five–year range.
The reports on ethanol–blended fuel consumption and the total of motor gasoline consumption and ethanol–blended fuel consumption have additional information in relation to motor gasoline consumption.
Other indications that ethanol–blended fuels are being substituted for gasoline are both ethanol–blended fuel consumption and reported miles traveled during the driving season. The driving season is traditionally the months between the Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends each year, so the months of June, July, and August usually have higher demand for transportation fuels.
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.