August 2, 2011 > Gas consumption down, diesel up
Gas consumption down, diesel up
California gas prices jumped to $4.21 per gallon in April 2011, diesel prices hit $4.40
Submitted By Anita Gore
Betty T. Yee, First District Member of the California State Board of Equalization (BOE), announced gasoline and diesel consumption figures for April 2011, on July 29, 2011. California gasoline consumption declined 4 percent in April compared to April 2010, while diesel consumption saw a 3 percent year-on-year increase.
"High gasoline prices impacted consumption in April, as many households cut back," Yee said. "This is particularly difficult for many low income households."
In California, gasoline consumption in April 2011 had fallen to 1.2 billion gallons from 1.25 billion gallons a year before. The California average price for a gallon of gasoline rose $1.07 to $4.21 in April 2011, a 34 percent higher than the average price of $3.14 per gallon, a year previously. The national average rose 95 cents to $3.85 in April 2011, 33 percent higher than April 2010's national average of $2.90 for a gallon of gasoline.
California's diesel fuel consumption in April 2011 increased to 210 million from April 2010's 204 million gallons. The California average price for a gallon of diesel rose $1.19 to $4.40 in April 2011, 37 percent higher than April 2010's average price of $3.21. Nationally, the average price for a gallon of diesel rose $1.00 to $4.06, a 33 percent increase over April 2010's national average of $3.06.
For more information, visit, www.boe.ca.gov/sptaxprog/spftrpts.htm