The total of both motor gasoline consumption and ethanol–blended fuel consumption in 2022 was 0.7 percent lower than in 2021 as shown in the data table below.
Total consumption of motor gasoline and ethanol–blended fuel in the month of December 2022 was 72,851,601 gallons, which was 3.4 percent lower than the previous month and 4.3 percent lower than December 2021.
Figure 1 shows that December 2022's consumption was lower than December 2021's consumption, in the center of the five–year range, and just below the five–year average.
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.
The reports on motor gasoline consumption and ethanol–blended fuel consumption have additional information in relation to the total of motor gasoline consumption and ethanol–blended fuel consumption.