Gasoline prices now 5 times higher than in 1978

December 05, 2013

In 1978, the average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in U.S. cities ranged from 65 cents to 71 cents. During 2013 (January through October), it ranged from $3.35 to $3.74—over 5 times higher than the 1978 prices. In comparison, during the first 10 months of 2013, the All Items Consumer Price Index for Urban Consumers (CPI-U), which measures changes in the prices of consumer goods and services purchased by households, was approximately 3.6 times higher than its 1978 level.

 

 

Price per gallon of unleaded regular gasoline, by region, January 1978–October 2013
MonthU.S. citiesNortheastMidwestSouthWest

Jan 1978

$0.648$0.655$0.650$0.634$0.664

Feb 1978

0.6470.6530.6470.6330.665

Mar 1978

0.6470.6520.6460.6330.666

Apr 1978

0.6490.6540.6490.6350.668

May 1978

0.6550.6570.6550.6380.680

Jun 1978

0.6630.6640.6620.6470.693

Jul 1978

0.6740.6720.6730.6580.705

Aug 1978

0.6820.6800.6820.6660.713

Sep 1978

0.6880.6870.6890.6710.718

Oct 1978

0.6900.6880.6920.6720.720

Nov 1978

0.6950.6960.6990.6770.722

Dec 1978

0.7050.7060.7090.6880.729

Jan 1979

0.7160.7150.7250.6970.736

Feb 1979

0.7300.7310.7400.7100.746

Mar 1979

0.7550.7560.7660.7310.779

Apr 1979

0.8020.8020.8080.7730.843

May 1979

0.8440.8450.8490.8110.896

Jun 1979

0.9010.9070.9080.8660.948

Jul 1979

0.9490.9680.9510.9130.980

Aug 1979

0.9881.0100.9900.9511.024

Sep 1979

1.0201.0391.0240.9811.060

Oct 1979

1.0281.0441.0350.9901.066

Nov 1979

1.0411.0581.0481.0041.068

Dec 1979

1.0651.0791.0741.0321.088

Jan 1980

1.1311.1471.1351.1041.152

Feb 1980

1.2071.2251.1991.1801.237

Mar 1980

1.2521.2691.2481.2241.278

Apr 1980

1.2641.2801.2641.2351.289

May 1980

1.2661.2811.2701.2411.282

Jun 1980

1.2691.2851.2731.2471.279

Jul 1980

1.2711.2831.2731.2521.284

Aug 1980

1.2671.2811.2651.2461.290

Sep 1980

1.2571.2721.2521.2381.281

Oct 1980

1.2501.2641.2451.2321.276

Nov 1980

1.2501.2621.2461.2331.274

Dec 1980

1.2581.2731.2541.2431.276

Jan 1981

1.2981.3161.2971.2851.298

Feb 1981

1.3821.4011.3811.3751.373

Mar 1981

1.4171.4371.4161.4081.403

Apr 1981

1.4121.4271.4071.4041.413

May 1981

1.4001.4151.3911.3911.417

Jun 1981

1.3911.4041.3771.3821.423

Jul 1981

1.3821.4011.3681.3621.426

Aug 1981

1.3761.3991.3591.3511.428

Sep 1981

1.3761.3961.3631.3461.427

Oct 1981

1.3711.3901.3591.3401.426

Nov 1981

1.3691.3861.3601.3391.420

Dec 1981

1.3651.3811.3571.3401.408

Jan 1982

1.3581.3741.3441.3321.405

Feb 1982

1.3341.3561.3211.3091.374

Mar 1982

1.2841.3041.2681.2611.323

Apr 1982

1.2251.2371.2131.1911.284

May 1982

1.2371.2271.2441.2071.287

Jun 1982

1.3091.2851.3341.2901.320

Jul 1982

1.3311.3101.3491.3081.360

Aug 1982

1.3231.3111.3311.2971.362

Sep 1982

1.3071.3081.3131.2861.336

Oct 1982

1.2951.2981.3001.2731.312

Nov 1982

1.2831.2891.2891.2661.290

Dec 1982

1.2601.2801.2691.2481.243

Jan 1983

1.2301.2571.2371.2161.209

Feb 1983

1.1871.2211.2021.1691.156

Mar 1983

1.1521.1791.1651.1401.123

Apr 1983

1.2151.2261.2411.2041.184

May 1983

1.2591.2551.2821.2391.260

Jun 1983

1.2771.2611.2901.2481.312

Jul 1983

1.2881.2721.2991.2521.334

Aug 1983

1.2851.2751.3041.2481.322

Sep 1983

1.2741.2711.2971.2501.281

Oct 1983

1.2551.2641.2891.2331.234

Nov 1983

1.2411.2561.2731.2181.214

Dec 1983

1.2311.2381.2561.1991.234

Jan 1984

1.2161.2281.2381.1811.223

Feb 1984

1.2091.2181.2351.1831.196

Mar 1984

1.2101.2151.2361.1881.198

Apr 1984

1.2271.2161.2541.1971.244

May 1984

1.2361.2151.2611.2001.275

Jun 1984

1.2291.2131.2541.1971.258

Jul 1984

1.2121.2071.2351.1961.206

Aug 1984

1.1961.1901.2201.1951.173

Sep 1984

1.2031.1921.2241.1991.191

Oct 1984

1.2091.1901.2251.1971.224

Nov 1984

1.2071.1861.2161.1941.234

Dec 1984

1.1931.1821.2021.1741.220

Jan 1985

1.1481.1571.1481.1301.164

Feb 1985

1.1311.1471.1301.1131.141

Mar 1985

1.1591.1581.1681.1341.179

Apr 1985

1.2051.1781.2231.1801.240

May 1985

1.2311.2021.2461.2111.266

Jun 1985

1.2411.2201.2631.2151.270

Jul 1985

1.2421.2291.2701.2151.256

Aug 1985

1.2291.2281.2601.2081.217

Sep 1985

1.2161.2201.2371.1981.204

Oct 1985

1.2041.2191.2151.1861.199

Nov 1985

1.2071.2261.2301.1871.184

Dec 1985

1.2081.2281.2321.1891.189

Jan 1986

1.1941.2201.2041.1761.184

Feb 1986

1.1201.1731.0891.1181.118

Mar 1986

0.9811.0390.9270.9711.010

Apr 1986

0.8880.8870.8500.8600.961

May 1986

0.9230.8900.9280.8740.992

Jun 1986

0.9550.9360.9670.9041.011

Jul 1986

0.8900.8840.8750.8650.940

Aug 1986

0.8430.8280.8370.8200.883

Sep 1986

0.8600.8390.8650.8340.896

Oct 1986

0.8310.8280.8300.8140.851

Nov 1986

0.8210.8210.8360.8010.825

Dec 1986

0.8230.8260.8450.8050.817

Jan 1987

0.8620.8530.8880.8680.836

Feb 1987

0.9050.8870.8990.9060.923

Mar 1987

0.9120.8960.8950.9050.946

Apr 1987

0.9340.9160.9320.9240.961

May 1987

0.9410.9270.9380.9290.967

Jun 1987

0.9580.9480.9660.9510.966

Jul 1987

0.9710.9760.9910.9660.954

Aug 1987

0.9950.9991.0250.9850.974

Sep 1987

0.9901.0011.0070.9830.974

Oct 1987

0.9760.9880.9870.9720.959

Nov 1987

0.9760.9870.9960.9680.956

Dec 1987

0.9610.9790.9760.9550.940

Jan 1988

0.9330.9680.9310.9250.917

Feb 1988

0.9130.9480.9110.9080.894

Mar 1988

0.9040.9310.8990.8990.894

Apr 1988

0.9300.9290.9370.9160.942

May 1988

0.9550.9400.9750.9370.968

Jun 1988

0.9550.9480.9640.9360.974

Jul 1988

0.9670.9590.9730.9520.984

Aug 1988

0.9870.9741.0130.9760.983

Sep 1988

0.9740.9690.9850.9620.983

Oct 1988

0.9570.9590.9510.9500.967

Nov 1988

0.9490.9630.9580.9450.933

Dec 1988

0.9300.9620.9250.9350.904

Jan 1989

0.9180.9620.9140.9200.883

Feb 1989

0.9260.9660.9190.9240.899

Mar 1989

0.9400.9600.9290.9250.952

Apr 1989

1.0651.0231.0841.0341.126

May 1989

1.1191.0961.1291.0981.158

Jun 1989

1.1141.1031.1151.0961.148

Jul 1989

1.0921.0901.0951.0781.111

Aug 1989

1.0571.0621.0501.0371.090

Sep 1989

1.0291.0301.0471.0091.028

Oct 1989

1.0271.0301.0521.0081.015

Nov 1989

0.9991.0171.0180.9800.981

Dec 1989

0.9801.0090.9860.9630.970

Jan 1990

1.0421.0381.0721.0411.003

Feb 1990

1.0371.0461.0391.0411.018

Mar 1990

1.0231.0231.0171.0231.032

Apr 1990

1.0441.0191.0721.0291.051

May 1990

1.0611.0271.0901.0421.082

Jun 1990

1.0881.0651.1121.0611.117

Jul 1990

1.0841.0751.0841.0551.137

Aug 1990

1.1901.1661.2271.1431.230

Sep 1990

1.2941.2951.3211.2531.318

Oct 1990

1.3781.4011.3921.3411.389

Nov 1990

1.3771.4371.3631.3431.394

Dec 1990

1.3541.4311.3111.3271.387

Jan 1991

1.2471.2991.2111.2271.277

Feb 1991

1.1431.1791.1361.1231.150

Mar 1991

1.0821.1361.0881.0621.049

Apr 1991

1.1041.1591.1351.0741.052

May 1991

1.1561.1961.1821.1301.117

Jun 1991

1.1601.2101.1781.1351.123

Jul 1991

1.1271.1931.1361.1051.088

Aug 1991

1.1401.1911.1631.1131.103

Sep 1991

1.1431.2131.1321.1141.140

Oct 1991

1.1221.1911.1051.0991.118

Nov 1991

1.1341.1921.1341.1101.121

Dec 1991

1.1231.1911.1121.1001.112

Jan 1992

1.0731.1601.0281.0581.086

Feb 1992

1.0541.1241.0071.0311.092

Mar 1992

1.0581.1071.0241.0271.108

Apr 1992

1.0791.0921.0661.0461.137

May 1992

1.1361.1281.1321.0931.213

Jun 1992

1.1791.1861.1631.1291.267

Jul 1992

1.1741.1971.1251.1341.282

Aug 1992

1.1581.1861.0991.1251.271

Sep 1992

1.1581.1811.1191.1191.259

Oct 1992

1.1541.1831.1181.1061.260

Nov 1992

1.1591.2011.1161.1041.280

Dec 1992

1.1361.1931.0661.0851.255

Jan 1993

1.1171.1681.0461.0641.241

Feb 1993

1.1081.1411.0501.0551.233

Mar 1993

1.0981.1141.0471.0541.209

Apr 1993

1.1121.0981.0981.0751.191

May 1993

1.1291.1131.1191.0961.200

Jun 1993

1.1301.1241.1091.1001.206

Jul 1993

1.1091.1151.0641.0871.191

Aug 1993

1.0971.1101.0521.0741.176

Sep 1993

1.0851.0981.0331.0601.174

Oct 1993

1.1271.1371.0801.0831.231

Nov 1993

1.1131.1301.0541.0741.216

Dec 1993

1.0701.0971.0001.0311.176

Jan 1994

1.0431.0670.9910.9951.144

Feb 1994

1.0511.0581.0191.0051.142

Mar 1994

1.0451.0580.9991.0061.139

Apr 1994

1.0641.0561.0361.0261.151

May 1994

1.0801.0761.0531.0381.170

Jun 1994

1.1061.1071.0911.0551.191

Jul 1994

1.1361.1351.1271.0831.216

Aug 1994

1.1821.1761.1931.1311.243

Sep 1994

1.1771.1841.1651.1311.248

Oct 1994

1.1521.1821.1011.1051.248

Nov 1994

1.1631.1941.1091.1201.253

Dec 1994

1.1431.1941.0731.1031.232

Jan 1995

1.1291.1841.0581.0851.223

Feb 1995

1.1201.1731.0561.0801.203

Mar 1995

1.1151.1641.0621.0711.194

Apr 1995

1.1401.1651.1221.0931.205

May 1995

1.2001.2211.1801.1681.248

Jun 1995

1.2261.2681.2041.1951.260

Jul 1995

1.1951.2591.1421.1641.245

Aug 1995

1.1641.2341.1071.1281.222

Sep 1995

1.1481.2101.1051.1051.205

Oct 1995

1.1271.1881.0711.0781.205

Nov 1995

1.1011.1551.0421.0431.205

Dec 1995

1.1011.1511.0621.0331.198

Jan 1996

1.1291.1791.1061.0701.195

Feb 1996

1.1241.1701.0961.0651.199

Mar 1996

1.1621.1791.1531.1061.238

Apr 1996

1.2511.2461.2291.1941.357

May 1996

1.3231.3221.2711.2491.493

Jun 1996

1.2991.3091.2401.2291.463

Jul 1996

1.2721.2781.2191.2041.428

Aug 1996

1.2401.2511.1841.1841.378

Sep 1996

1.2341.2441.2071.1781.338

Oct 1996

1.2271.2461.2091.1801.303

Nov 1996

1.2501.2831.2671.2111.263

Dec 1996

1.2601.3241.2801.2191.243

Jan 1997

1.2611.3271.2571.2161.274

Feb 1997

1.2551.3161.2241.2121.305

Mar 1997

1.2351.2811.1781.1921.329

Apr 1997

1.2311.2491.1681.1781.371

May 1997

1.2261.2341.1941.1621.355

Jun 1997

1.2291.2461.2191.1631.325

Jul 1997

1.2051.2281.1871.1461.295

Aug 1997

1.2531.2761.2511.1851.339

Sep 1997

1.2771.3251.2301.2001.407

Oct 1997

1.2421.2841.1751.1671.399

Nov 1997

1.2131.2481.1511.1401.366

Dec 1997

1.1771.2161.1081.1121.322

Jan 1998

1.1311.1601.0591.0661.273

Feb 1998

1.0821.1061.0501.0161.188

Mar 1998

1.0411.0551.0370.9921.104

Apr 1998

1.0521.0581.0570.9931.123

May 1998

1.0921.0711.1051.0051.212

Jun 1998

1.0941.0811.0931.0151.212

Jul 1998

1.0791.0681.0831.0041.185

Aug 1998

1.0521.0521.0400.9811.160

Sep 1998

1.0331.0291.0220.9541.154

Oct 1998

1.0421.0381.0290.9761.147

Nov 1998

1.0281.0361.0030.9661.134

Dec 1998

0.9861.0000.9260.9251.122

Jan 1999

0.9720.9740.9420.9031.096

Feb 1999

0.9550.9510.9180.8911.082

Mar 1999

0.9910.9580.9730.9071.146

Apr 1999

1.1771.0871.1171.0391.485

May 1999

1.1781.1351.1271.0641.415

Jun 1999

1.1481.1261.1091.0541.332

Jul 1999

1.1891.1521.1591.0901.380

Aug 1999

1.2551.2261.2041.1491.470

Sep 1999

1.2801.2761.2601.1901.424

Oct 1999

1.2741.3101.2221.2151.381

Nov 1999

1.2641.2941.2401.2021.353

Dec 1999

1.2981.3301.2691.2451.379

Jan 2000

1.3011.3341.2991.2471.357

Feb 2000

1.3691.3721.3981.3161.412

Mar 2000

1.5411.5161.5131.4741.677

Apr 2000

1.5061.5061.4011.4421.697

May 2000

1.4981.4851.4741.4341.620

Jun 2000

1.6171.6001.7931.5091.603

Jul 2000

1.5931.6371.5431.5341.670

Aug 2000

1.5101.5721.3721.4491.645

Sep 2000

1.5821.5831.5541.4751.756

Oct 2000

1.5591.5621.4911.4561.763

Nov 2000

1.5551.5641.5201.4431.735

Dec 2000

1.4891.5361.4201.3951.653

Jan 2001

1.4721.4901.4851.3851.568

Feb 2001

1.4841.4781.4791.4181.582

Mar 2001

1.4471.4311.3851.3701.624

Apr 2001

1.5641.5021.5871.4761.701

May 2001

1.7291.7061.8291.5841.839

Jun 2001

1.6401.7091.5821.5371.828

Jul 2001

1.4821.5741.3321.3551.704

Aug 2001

1.4271.4681.4421.3011.539

Sep 2001

1.5311.4331.6891.3951.636

Oct 2001

1.3621.3461.3311.2591.525

Nov 2001

1.2631.2531.1591.1131.420

Dec 2001

1.1311.1401.1021.0241.211

Jan 2002

1.1391.1491.1251.0631.190

Feb 2002

1.1301.1581.1081.0601.175

Mar 2002

1.2411.2331.2541.1761.279

Apr 2002

1.4071.4171.4141.3601.429

May 2002

1.4211.4241.3941.3591.470

Jun 2002

1.4041.4011.3851.3291.472

Jul 2002

1.4121.3991.4111.3241.486

Aug 2002

1.4231.4371.4011.3271.501

Sep 2002

1.4221.4381.4071.3301.491

Oct 2002

1.4491.4511.4851.3951.480

Nov 2002

1.4481.4731.4281.3961.504

Dec 2002

1.3941.4651.3051.3381.471

Jan 2003

1.4731.5181.4531.4221.511

Feb 2003

1.6411.6301.6371.5601.732

Mar 2003

1.7481.6851.6851.6111.974

Apr 2003

1.6591.6261.5061.5381.921

May 2003

1.5421.5431.4571.4201.734

Jun 2003

1.5141.5091.5101.3951.651

Jul 2003

1.5241.5091.5011.4211.664

Aug 2003

1.6281.5741.6131.5021.810

Sep 2003

1.7281.7711.6521.5581.950

Oct 2003

1.6031.6871.5351.4591.758

Nov 2003

1.5351.6131.5011.4071.659

Dec 2003

1.4941.5661.4441.3931.604

Jan 2004

1.5921.6201.5961.5121.660

Feb 2004

1.6721.6861.6451.5681.804

Mar 2004

1.7661.7501.6991.6401.982

Apr 2004

1.8331.7781.7961.7052.048

May 2004

2.0091.9701.9981.8702.198

Jun 2004

2.0412.0911.9431.9012.242

Jul 2004

1.9391.9871.8811.8172.089

Aug 2004

1.8981.9461.8611.7882.015

Sep 2004

1.8911.9191.8371.7812.032

Oct 2004

2.0292.0141.9931.9032.200

Nov 2004

2.0102.0261.9151.9032.191

Dec 2004

1.8821.9461.7871.7892.019

Jan 2005

1.8231.8711.8041.7491.886

Feb 2005

1.9181.9301.8941.8422.010

Mar 2005

2.0652.0102.0491.9732.207

Apr 2005

2.2832.2022.2202.1882.482

May 2005

2.2162.1932.1122.0912.449

Jun 2005

2.1762.1772.1392.0672.322

Jul 2005

2.3162.3442.2792.1952.457

Aug 2005

2.5062.4842.5012.4152.618

Sep 2005

2.9273.1032.8572.8752.935

Oct 2005

2.7852.7532.6682.8162.856

Nov 2005

2.3432.3272.2102.2772.524

Dec 2005

2.1862.2062.1762.1312.243

Jan 2006

2.3152.4102.3032.2802.309

Feb 2006

2.3102.3682.2512.2412.398

Mar 2006

2.4012.3712.4312.3292.476

Apr 2006

2.7572.7652.7582.7172.795

May 2006

2.9472.9832.8432.8203.149

Jun 2006

2.9172.9562.8542.7743.107

Jul 2006

2.9993.0473.0222.8873.080

Aug 2006

2.9853.0432.9892.8803.068

Sep 2006

2.5892.6512.4452.4422.831

Oct 2006

2.2722.2782.1902.1282.498

Nov 2006

2.2412.2222.2202.1182.410

Dec 2006

2.3342.3602.2802.2202.492

Jan 2007

2.2742.3462.1432.1272.500

Feb 2007

2.2852.2612.2722.1322.485

Mar 2007

2.5922.5802.5062.4372.841

Apr 2007

2.8602.7902.7852.7343.103

May 2007

3.1303.0273.2302.9673.327

Jun 2007

3.0523.0633.1182.9223.172

Jul 2007

2.9612.9843.0612.8613.004

Aug 2007

2.7822.8282.8722.6872.809

Sep 2007

2.7892.7552.9472.7002.807

Oct 2007

2.7932.7682.8002.7002.933

Nov 2007

3.0693.0623.0742.9813.192

Dec 2007

3.0203.1012.9542.9213.155

Jan 2008

3.0473.1253.0162.9763.118

Feb 2008

3.0333.0773.0232.9873.078

Mar 2008

3.2583.2113.2173.1873.416

Apr 2008

3.4413.3863.4383.3643.584

May 2008

3.7643.7923.8113.6873.819

Jun 2008

4.0654.0874.0123.9234.297

Jul 2008

4.0904.1164.0313.9554.317

Aug 2008

3.7863.8133.7633.6573.976

Sep 2008

3.6983.6203.7613.6903.712

Oct 2008

3.1733.1613.0483.1343.340

Nov 2008

2.1512.2942.0152.0232.351

Dec 2008

1.6891.8041.6401.6161.757

Jan 2009

1.7871.7721.8521.6901.886

Feb 2009

1.9281.9371.8971.8322.086

Mar 2009

1.9491.9571.9531.8552.080

Apr 2009

2.0562.0532.0391.9642.207

May 2009

2.2652.2662.3342.1562.368

Jun 2009

2.6312.6262.6952.4932.780

Jul 2009

2.5432.6002.4852.4072.748

Aug 2009

2.6272.6762.5892.4772.842

Sep 2009

2.5742.6512.4642.3712.905

Oct 2009

2.5612.5662.5212.4012.820

Nov 2009

2.6602.7042.6332.5272.826

Dec 2009

2.6212.6712.5722.4962.789

Jan 2010

2.7312.7642.7122.6142.878

Feb 2010

2.6592.7082.5912.5512.820

Mar 2010

2.7802.7712.7542.6812.936

Apr 2010

2.8582.8462.8692.7463.004

May 2010

2.8692.9182.8452.7523.011

Jun 2010

2.7362.7592.7162.5832.941

Jul 2010

2.7362.7302.7262.5642.978

Aug 2010

2.7452.7312.7132.5773.007

Sep 2010

2.7042.6572.7472.5542.909

Oct 2010

2.7952.8112.8032.6602.961

Nov 2010

2.8522.9312.8562.6913.012

Dec 2010

2.9853.0782.9892.8563.094

Jan 2011

3.0913.1753.1052.9703.191

Feb 2011

3.1673.2213.1643.0313.318

Mar 2011

3.5463.5403.5163.4333.724

Apr 2011

3.8163.8023.8693.6893.956

May 2011

3.9334.0064.0313.7854.015

Jun 2011

3.7023.8073.7773.5243.824

Jul 2011

3.6543.7493.7253.5363.701

Aug 2011

3.6303.7353.6733.5233.677

Sep 2011

3.6123.6753.6343.4323.798

Oct 2011

3.4683.5263.3783.2993.724

Nov 2011

3.4233.4733.3613.2553.662

Dec 2011

3.2783.3673.2363.1273.454

Jan 2012

3.3993.4803.3763.2883.513

Feb 2012

3.5723.6523.4583.4933.711

Mar 2012

3.8683.8283.8903.7044.101

Apr 2012

3.9273.9603.9093.8064.084

May 2012

3.7923.8323.7713.5564.111

Jun 2012

3.5523.5793.6033.2563.896

Jul 2012

3.4513.5443.5063.2333.631

Aug 2012

3.7073.7473.8433.5113.832

Sep 2012

3.8563.9233.9383.6763.986

Oct 2012

3.7863.8983.6773.5244.154

Nov 2012

3.4883.7283.4093.2423.722

Dec 2012

3.3313.5653.2763.1533.455

Jan 2013

3.3513.5443.2473.2463.439

Feb 2013

3.6933.7673.6963.5453.848

Mar 2013

3.7353.7563.7293.5893.933

Apr 2013

3.5903.5983.6263.4113.801

May 2013

3.6233.5623.8483.3733.833

Jun 2013

3.6333.5773.8403.3703.863

Jul 2013

3.6283.6703.6233.4273.875

Aug 2013

3.6003.7023.6063.4063.780

Sep 2013

3.5563.6523.5753.3273.777

Oct 2013

3.3753.4463.3403.2053.578

 

Prices for gasoline tend to be volatile, moving up and down from month to month more than prices of most other goods. Even though gasoline purchases make up less than 6 percent of the total cost of the market basket of goods and services in the CPI-U, they are often the main source of monthly price movements in the all items index.

Among the nation's four geographical regions over the past 35 years, the West has been more likely to have the highest average gasoline prices (in urban areas). The lowest gasoline prices occurred most often in the South.

These data are from the Consumer Price Index program. Gasoline prices are the subject of the recent Beyond the Numbers article, "Measures of gasoline price change," by Malik Crawford and Stephen B. Reed, September 2013.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Gasoline prices now 5 times higher than in 1978 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2013/ted_20131205.htm (visited October 25, 2014).

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