Average Retail Fuel Prices in the United States

Apr-10-2000 Oct-9-2000 Jun-4-2001 Oct-22-2001 Feb-11-2002 Apr-15-2002 Jul-22-2002 Oct-28-2002 Feb-3-2003 Dec-1-2003 Mar-3-2004 Jun-14-2004 Nov-15-2004 Mar-21-2005 Sep-1-2005 Jan-1-2006 May-24-2006 Sep-4-2006 Feb-21-2007 Jul-3-2007 Oct-2-2007 Jan-21-2008 Apr-1-2008 Jul-21-2008 Oct-2-2008 Jan-12-2009 Apr-1-2009 Jul-20-2009 Oct-16-2009 Jan-19-2010 Apr-2-2010 Jul-12-2010 Oct-4-2010 Jan-24-2011 Apr-1-2011 Jul-14-2011 Sep-30-2011 Jan-13-2012 Mar-30-2012 Jul-13-2012 Sep-28-2012 Jan-10-2013 Mar-29-2013 Jul-12-2013 Oct-4-2013 Jan-1-2014 Apr-1-2014 Jul-1-2014 Oct-1-2014 Jan-1-2015 Apr-1-2015 Jul-1-2015 Oct-1-2015 Jan-1-2016 Apr-1-2016 Jul-1-2016 Oct-1-2016 Jan-1-2017 Apr-1-2017 Jul-1-2017 Oct-1-2017 Jan-1-2018 Apr-1-2018 Jul-1-2018 Oct-1-2018 Jan-1-2019 Apr-1-2019 Jul-1-2019 Oct-1-2019 Jan-1-2020 Apr-1-2020
Gasoline 1.516 1.541 1.679 1.265 1.107 1.404 1.41 1.444 1.607 1.476 1.738 1.985 1.969 2.109 2.768926660219828 2.226027091735689 2.837047777392648 2.219150888035669 2.302997612496883 3.028862969080607 2.764455553160774 2.99 3.43 3.91 3.04 1.86 2.02 2.44 2.64 2.65 2.84 2.71 2.78 3.08 3.69 3.68 3.46 3.37 3.89 3.52 3.82 3.29 3.59 3.65 3.45 3.34 3.65 3.7 3.34 2.3 2.42 2.82 2.35 1.98 2.06 2.26 2.22 2.32 2.38 2.26 2.49 2.5 2.67 2.88 2.91 2.27 2.76 2.76 2.68 2.59 1.91
E85 1.8 1.9 1.85 1.6 1.54 1.8 1.81 1.71 1.86 1.7 1.84 2.28 2.3 2.29 3.210594739845331 2.645566143056072 3.237445754163405 2.806566651662191 2.794694693482557 3.50492658397064 3.20035210586604 3.55 4.06 4.62 3.99 2.56 2.66 3.01 3.21 3.36 3.42 3.25 3.45 3.89 4.52 4.6 4.51 4.44 4.9 4.58 4.91 4.48 4.66 4.57 4.3 4.29 4.82 4.56 4.07 3.12 2.77 3.07 2.84 2.42 2.3 2.59 2.51 2.65 2.74 2.58 2.73 2.68 2.87 3.05 3.1 2.59 3 3.06 2.97 2.96 2.28
CNG 0.89 1.02 1.3 1.19 1.09 1.07 1.2 1.17 1.2 1.35 1.4 1.4 1.56 1.56 2.123873721469532 1.993103780836429 1.903684900231557 1.767798708630847 1.941569787700002 2.097983723229701 1.774084671247051 1.93 2.04 2.34 2.01 1.63 1.64 1.73 1.86 1.85 1.9 1.91 1.93 1.93 2.06 2.07 2.09 2.13 2.08 2.05 2.12 2.1 2.1 2.14 2.09 2.09 2.15 2.17 2.16 2.11 2.09 2.12 2.09 2.09 2.02 2.05 2.06 2.11 2.15 2.15 2.17 2.17 2.18 2.22 2.19 2.19 2.22 2.21 2.2 2.18 2.19
LNG 2.41 2.43 2.53 2.52 2.52 2.6 2.66 2.57 2.6 2.64 2.71 2.38 2.46 2.4 2.47 2.43
Propane* 1.62 1.76 1.72 1.62 1.62 1.95 1.55 1.66 2.09 2.21 2.48 2.13 2.91 2.65 3.497865940917919 2.711955304883241 2.846717035920939 3.183592293178196 3.577477741821395 3.526512430604909 3.754438817543509 4.31 4.36 4.34 4.67 3.77 3.56 3.43 3.72 4.13 3.99 4.01 3.93 4.22 4.41 4.26 4.23 4.26 4.02 3.64 3.54 3.7 3.77 3.77 4.09 4.31 4.57 4.24 4.25 4.04 4.01 3.97 3.97 3.91 3.79 3.79 3.67 3.84 3.87 3.89 3.82 3.88 3.87 3.85 3.93 3.99 3.97 3.87 3.79 3.82 3.74
Diesel 1.290591825613079 1.458694122226547 1.368316543402102 1.191176488906189 1.042053483845855 1.192984040482678 1.184850058388478 1.352048579213702 1.502075360062281 1.338491942390035 1.47134698326197 1.546360373686259 1.926849980537174 2.028072868820553 2.536574634954392 2.315583800160943 2.690311071093015 2.367623718387381 2.372207279092714 2.673637274773117 2.807348515636177 3.05 3.71 4.22 3.27 2.19 2.04 2.27 2.5 2.57 2.71 2.65 2.75 3.09 3.62 3.54 3.42 3.46 3.69 3.36 3.7 3.55 3.58 3.5 3.51 3.49 3.56 3.51 3.38 2.75 2.56 2.61 2.3 1.99 1.9 2.19 2.21 2.3 2.27 2.2 2.46 2.63 2.7 2.89 2.99 2.65 2.75 2.71 2.74 2.71 2.33
B20 1.34721954685403 1.182253888055578 1.283066235099076 1.393043340964711 1.466361411541802 1.5671737585853 1.603832793873845 1.612997552695982 1.88794031736007 2.052905976158522 2.10789452909134 2.666807352545569 2.420641918798292 2.675129907787363 2.433749622732855 2.322663113532637 2.713783973576966 2.824681540311781 3.08 3.63 4.25 3.69 2.43 2.27 2.45 2.63 2.7 2.85 2.79 2.86 3.19 3.69 3.67 3.57 3.61 3.82 3.5 3.82 3.7 3.75 3.55 3.67 3.62 3.66 3.63 3.48 2.9 2.62 2.63 2.39 2.17 2.01 2.28 2.21 2.32 2.24 2.24 2.41 2.55 2.59 2.75 2.78 2.52 2.59 2.58 2.25 2.6 2.13
B2/B5 2.543443216740623 2.228391201344784 2.688247936425591 2.492693650163244 2.35818257378239 2.571087763380513 2.706973576203638 2.98 3.59 4.21 3.45 2.2 2.05 2.29
B99/B100 3.297628993318472 3.135318215482774 3.649854481848903 3.212260297211281 3.21787856661049 3.170737846763799 3.282510311009743 3.63 4.24 4.81 4.59 3.42 3.22 3.03 3.14 3.54 3.52 3.69 3.76 3.99 4.26 4.13 4.12 4.14 4.29 4.16 4.32 4.37 4.23 4.13 4.12 4.22 4.17 4.18 4.15 3.96 3.69 3.48 3.33 3.15 2.76 2.97 3.12 2.99 3.03 3.15 3.31 3.41 3.39 3.48 3.57 3.5 3.44 3.55 3.65 3.65 3.44
Electricity** 1.19 1.26 1.3 1.3 1.21 1.24 1.27 1.29 1.2 1.21 1.32 1.28 1.2 1.26 1.34 1.29 1.25 1.3 1.32 1.3 1.22 1.26 1.28 1.25 1.22 1.26 1.3 1.26 1.19 1.25 1.27 1.23 1.2 1.26 1.26 1.21 1.19 1.24
Source: Clean Cities Alternative Fuel Price Reports | Electricity prices are from EIA's Real Prices Viewer.
Notes: Fuel volumes are measured in gasoline gallon equivalents (GGEs).
* Propane prices reflect the weighted average of "primary" and "secondary" stations. Primary stations have dedicated vehicle services and tend to be less expensive. Secondary stations are priced for the tanks and bottles market, and tend to be more expensive.
** Electricity prices are reduced by a factor of 3.6 because electric motors are 3.6 times more efficient than internal combustion engines (per AFDC based on AFLEET 2019) and converted to GGEs at a rate of 33.7 kWh per GGE (per AFDC). Electricity prices are based on residential rates for light-duty vehicles because a majority of vehicle charging happens at home. These prices are lower than at most public or commercial medium/heavy-duty fleet charging stations because they do not include costs for infrastructure development, maintenance, operation, electric demand charges, network/host fees and profits, and highway motor fuel taxes or other fees collected in some states to replace those taxes. Learn more about the factors that affect electricity prices.
This chart shows average monthly retail fuel prices in the United States from 2000 to 2020. The price of petroleum fuels (gasoline and diesel fuel) is the primary driver of liquid fuel (E85 and biodiesel) prices. This is because the liquid fuels are used in non-dedicated alternative fuel vehicles and can be substituted with petroleum fuels if their price rises too high, therefore decreasing demand until the price drops close to that of the petroleum fuel. However, natural gas and electricity prices have been buffered from this driver because transportation only constitutes a tiny portion of their markets. Liquefied natural gas (LNG) was first tracked in July 2016, and prices for electricity start in 2011 when the availability of commercial vehicles and charging stations became significant in the market.

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