New Data Show Fuel Consumption Increased for Sixth Straight Year
American vehicles consumed 71.8 billion gallons of gasoline in the first half of 2016, an increase of 3 percent over the same period a year earlier. It is the highest amount on record and the sixth consecutive increase in national gasoline consumption for the first six months of any year on record.
As CollisionWeek reported in August, traffic volume through the first half of 2016 was reported as 3.3 percent above 2015.
The data, reported in the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Monthly Motor Fuel Reported By States, show the