Special Report

What a Gallon of Gas Cost the Year You Were Born

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2009
> Price per gallon (inflation adj.): $2.35 ($2.70)
> U.S. gas consumption: 3.3 billion barrels
> Per capita gas consumption: 449.6 gallons
> U.S. oil production: 5.3 million barrels per day
> Price of a barrel of oil (inflation adj.): $56.35 ($64.82)

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2010
> Price per gallon (inflation adj.): $2.79 ($3.15)
> U.S. gas consumption: 3.3 billion barrels
> Per capita gas consumption: 445.6 gallons
> U.S. oil production: 5.5 million barrels per day
> Price of a barrel of oil (inflation adj.): $74.71 ($84.49)

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2011
> Price per gallon (inflation adj.): $3.53 ($3.89)
> U.S. gas consumption: 3.2 billion barrels
> Per capita gas consumption: 430.5 gallons
> U.S. oil production: 5.6 million barrels per day
> Price of a barrel of oil (inflation adj.): $95.73 ($105.58)

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2012
> Price per gallon (inflation adj.): $3.64 ($3.94)
> U.S. gas consumption: 3.2 billion barrels
> Per capita gas consumption: 424.9 gallons
> U.S. oil production: 6.5 million barrels per day
> Price of a barrel of oil (inflation adj.): $94.52 ($102.30)

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2013
> Price per gallon (inflation adj.): $3.53 ($3.77)
> U.S. gas consumption: 3.2 billion barrels
> Per capita gas consumption: 428.4 gallons
> U.S. oil production: 7.5 million barrels per day
> Price of a barrel of oil (inflation adj.): $95.99 ($102.51)

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2014
> Price per gallon (inflation adj.): $3.37 ($3.54)
> U.S. gas consumption: 3.3 billion barrels
> Per capita gas consumption: 428.8 gallons
> U.S. oil production: 8.8 million barrels per day
> Price of a barrel of oil (inflation adj.): $87.39 ($91.95)

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2015
> Price per gallon (inflation adj.): $2.45 ($2.57)
> U.S. gas consumption: 3.4 billion barrels
> Per capita gas consumption: 437.8 gallons
> U.S. oil production: 9.4 million barrels per day
> Price of a barrel of oil (inflation adj.): $44.39 ($46.59)

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2016
> Price per gallon (inflation adj.): $2.14 ($2.22)
> U.S. gas consumption: 3.4 billion barrels
> Per capita gas consumption: 442.9 gallons
> U.S. oil production: 8.9 million barrels per day
> Price of a barrel of oil (inflation adj.): $38.29 ($39.76)

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2017
> Price per gallon (inflation adj.): $2.41 ($2.46)
> U.S. gas consumption: 3.4 billion barrels
> Per capita gas consumption: 439.7 gallons
> U.S. oil production: 9.4 million barrels per day
> Price of a barrel of oil (inflation adj.): $48.05 ($49.03)

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2018
> Price per gallon (inflation adj.): $2.74 ($2.74)
> U.S. gas consumption: N/A
> Per capita gas consumption: N/A
> U.S. oil production: 11.0 million barrels per day
> Price of a barrel of oil (inflation adj.): $61.40

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