Average annual U.S. gasoline prices during times of crisis between 1956 and 2011 (in U.S. cents per gallon)

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Price per gallon in U.S. cents
Suez crisis (1956)249.9
OPEC embargo (1973)198.9
Gulf War (1991)189.9
Concerns over Iran (2011)350.9

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This statistic shows average annual U.S. gasoline prices in selected times of crisis between 1956 and 2011. In 1956, the year of the Suez crisis, the average annual gasoline price in the U.S. stood at 249.9 U.S. cents per gallon.
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Release date
April 2012
Region
United States
Survey time period
1956 to 2011
Supplementary notes
All prices are 2012 U.S. dollars.

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