The total of both motor gasoline consumption and ethanol–blended fuel consumption in 2019 was 1.2 percent higher than in 2018 as shown in the data table below.
Total consumption of motor gasoline and ethanol–blended fuel in the month of December 2019 was 74,267,098 gallons, which was less than one percent (0.9%) lower than the previous month but 1.1 percent higher than 2018 at this time.
Figure 1 shows that December's consumption is higher than 2018's at this time, in the upper boundary of the five–year range, and above the five–year average. Figure 1 also shows that consumption during 2019 was unstable.
The driving season is traditionally the months between the Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends each year, so the months of June, July, and August usually have higher demand for these transportation fuels.