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Inflation-Adjusted Gasoline Price

May 2004


See: InflationData.com, The Big Picture, and Cato Institute
From: U.S. Energy Information Administration: Office of Energy Markets and End Use


History: Gasoline Prices: Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) survey prices: 1919-1979 leaded regular; 1980-1981: unleaded regular; 1982-1994: Energy Information Administration (EIA) data extrapolated using BLS survey data; 1995-current: EIA Surevy. Real (inflation adjusted prices) price data is deflated by the Consumer Price Index, source BLS, where year 2004 = 1. Forecast 2004-2005: Gasoline prices, current Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO). Forecasted Consumer Price Index, Global Insight. History: Gasoline prices: 1980-1981 Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) , unleaded regular 1982-1994: Energy Information Administration (EIA) data extrapolated using BLS survey data. 1995 -May 2004: EIA Survey. Real (inflation adjusted prices) price data is deflated by the Consumer Price Index, source BLS, where year 2004 = 1. Forecast: May 2004 through December 2005: Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO). Forecasted Consumer Price Index, Global Insight.

Contact:
Neil Gamson
neil.gamson@eia.doe.gov

Phone: (202)586-2418
Fax: (202)586-9753

 

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