Expenditures on petroleum products increased 1.8 percent to $6,662.9 million ($6.7 billion) in 2012 from expenditures of $6,545.4 million ($6.5 billion) in 2011.
Motor gasoline expenditures and distillate fuel (diesel fuel and heating oil) expenditures comprised nearly all (92 percent) of the money spent on petroleum products in 2012. Propane expenditures were 3 percent, lubricants expenditures were 1.8 percent, and jet fuel expenditures were 1.76 percent of the total. Expenditures on each of the other fuels were less than 1 percent of the total.
The expenditures are in nominal dollars to provide a better comparison.