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California gasoline consumption down 4% in April, diesel up 3%

California gasoline consumption declined 4% in April compared to April 2010, while diesel consumption increased 3% in April compared to April last year, according to figures from the California State Board of Equalization (BOE).

Gasoline consumption in April 2011 was down 4% to 1.20 billion gallons compared to April 2010’s total 1.25 billion gallons. The California average price for a gallon of gasoline rose $1.07 to $4.21 in April 2011, a 34% increase over April 2010’s average price of $3.14 per gallon. The national average price of a gallon of gasoline rose 95 cents to $3.85 in April 2011, a 33% increase over April 2010’s national average price of $2.90 for a gallon of gasoline.

California’s diesel fuel consumption in April 2011 was up 3% to 210 million gallons over April 2010’s total of 204 million gallons. The California average price for a gallon of diesel rose $1.19 to $4.40 in April 2011, a 37% increase over April 2010’s average price of $3.21 for a gallon of diesel. Nationally, the average price for a gallon of diesel rose $1.00 to $4.06, a 33% increase over April 2010’s national average price of $3.06 per gallon of diesel.

Comments

HarveyD

1. Individuals are getting poorer and drive less (use less gasoline)

2. Industries are starting to produce more and truck more miles thus using more diesel fuel.

We may not see a reversal of 1. for many more months.

DaveD

Now that we know diesel even contributes to heart attacks as well as lung problems...This is a GREAT way to practice population control!!!

:-)

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