Gas Price History Graph (historic prices)

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Data from DOE’s weekly survey (Sources(1)

Recent weekly prices (year 2000 and after) for regular gasoline from U.S. Department of Energy: DOE xlnk.gif
Gas prices 1973-1999 from Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS xlnk.gif)
Gas price before 1973 (annual) from DOE xlnk.gif
Consumer price index from BLS xlnk.gif - U.S. All items, 1982-84=100 - CUUR0000SA0).
  • See today’s gas prices, use the free widget at the right ⇒.
  • Prices in the graph are corrected for inflation.
  • The 1981 gas-price spike happened during the biggest drilling boom (maybe).
  • More drilling means higher prices. Learn why.
  • We’re pumping more oil and selling more gasoline to … find out who.

References

1.

Recent weekly prices (year 2000 and after) for regular gasoline from U.S. Department of Energy: DOE xlnk.gif
Gas prices 1973-1999 from Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS xlnk.gif)
Gas price before 1973 (annual) from DOE xlnk.gif
Consumer price index from BLS xlnk.gif - U.S. All items, 1982-84=100 - CUUR0000SA0