In 2018, annual gasoline consumption was 1.6 percent lower than in 2017 as shown in the data table below.
In Figure 1, it can be seen that monthly consumption in 2019 from January to May was down in February but has been increasing since then although consumption has remained in the lower boundary of the five–year range. Consumption was below last year's consumption until April and May. So far, consumption during the first five months of 2019 has been below the five–year average.
The reports on ethanol–blended fuel consumption, the total of motor gasoline consumption and ethanol–blended fuel consumption, and reported miles traveled during the driving season have additional information in relation to motor gasoline consumption.
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.