Retail price of gasoline in the United States 1990-2018

Retail price of regular gasoline in the United States from 1990 to 2018 (in U.S. dollars per gallon)*

Retail price of gasoline in the United States 1990-2018 This graph shows the retail price of regular gasoline in the United States from 1990 to 2018. One gallon of regular gasoline cost 2.72 U.S. dollars in 2018. At 6.89 U.S. dollars per gallon, customers in Norway are charged the highest gas prices around the world.
Gas prices in the U.S.

Finished motor gasoline is the most commonly used fuel in the U.S. transportation sector. The global economy experienced a depression between 2009 and 2010. In the aftermath, many countries including the United States saw a steep increase in the price of gasoline, peaking at 3.62 U.S. dollars per gallon in 2012. Although U.S. gasoline prices dipped in 2013 and 2014, they still remained well above the three-dollar mark throughout 2014.

2015 was different. In light of worldwide plummeting crude oil prices, U.S. regular retail prices of gasoline fell to a record low in 2015. U.S. gasoline is usually made from UK Brent. The price of this crude fell by almost 50 percent between 2014 and 2015. During the summer of 2015, the annual average retail price of regular gasoline fell to 2.43 U.S. dollars per gallon. Prices continued to decline throughout 2016, but began to rebound in 2017. In 2018, customers were charged 2.72 U.S. dollars per gallon.
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Retail price of regular gasoline in the United States from 1990 to 2018 (in U.S. dollars per gallon)*

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U.S. dollars per gallon
20182.72
20162.14
20143.36
20123.62
20102.78
20083.25
20062.57
20041.85
20021.35
20001.48
19981.03
19961.2
19941.08
19921.09
19901.3
U.S. dollars per gallon
20182.72
20162.14
20143.36
20123.62
20102.78
20083.25
20062.57
20041.85
20021.35
20001.48
19981.03
19961.2
19941.08
19921.09
19901.3
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This graph shows the retail price of regular gasoline in the United States from 1990 to 2018. One gallon of regular gasoline cost 2.72 U.S. dollars in 2018. At 6.89 U.S. dollars per gallon, customers in Norway are charged the highest gas prices around the world.
Gas prices in the U.S.

Finished motor gasoline is the most commonly used fuel in the U.S. transportation sector. The global economy experienced a depression between 2009 and 2010. In the aftermath, many countries including the United States saw a steep increase in the price of gasoline, peaking at 3.62 U.S. dollars per gallon in 2012. Although U.S. gasoline prices dipped in 2013 and 2014, they still remained well above the three-dollar mark throughout 2014.

2015 was different. In light of worldwide plummeting crude oil prices, U.S. regular retail prices of gasoline fell to a record low in 2015. U.S. gasoline is usually made from UK Brent. The price of this crude fell by almost 50 percent between 2014 and 2015. During the summer of 2015, the annual average retail price of regular gasoline fell to 2.43 U.S. dollars per gallon. Prices continued to decline throughout 2016, but began to rebound in 2017. In 2018, customers were charged 2.72 U.S. dollars per gallon.
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