How Much Was A Gallon of Gas the Year You Were Born?


And in today’s dollars, was it that much less?

We’re all feeling the pinch in our wallets as gas prices creep back up to pre-2014 prices.  USA Today’s 24/7 Wall Street details the price of a gallon of gas for most of the past 100 years.

How much did your parents pay to fill the tank the year you were born?

1929

Price per gallon (inflation adj.): $0.21 ($2.41)

Price per barrel (inflation adj.): $1.27 ($14.30)

U.S. oil production: 2.8 million barrels per day

 1930

Price per gallon (inflation adj.): $0.20 ($2.33)

Price per barrel (inflation adj.): $1.19 ($13.91)

U.S. oil production: 2.5 million barrels per day

1931

Price per gallon (inflation adj.): $0.17 ($2.21)

Price per barrel (inflation adj.): $0.65 ($8.47)

U.S. oil production: 2.3 million barrels per day

1932

Price per gallon (inflation adj.): $0.18 ($2.65)

Price per barrel (inflation adj.): $0.87 ($12.84)

U.S. oil production: 2.1 million barrels per day

1933

Price per gallon (inflation adj.): $0.18 ($2.70)

Price per barrel (inflation adj.): $0.67 ($10.17)

U.S. oil production: 2.5 million barrels per day

1934

Price per gallon (inflation adj.): $0.19 ($2.71)

Price per barrel (inflation adj.): $1.00 ($14.38)

U.S. oil production: 2.5 million barrels per day

1935

Price per gallon (inflation adj.): $0.19 ($2.66)

Price per barrel (inflation adj.): $0.97 ($13.67)

U.S. oil production: 2.7 million barrels per day

1936

Price per gallon (inflation adj.): $0.19 ($2.71)

Price per barrel (inflation adj.): $1.09 ($15.18)

U.S. oil production: 3.0 million barrels per day

1937

Price per gallon (inflation adj.): $0.20 ($2.67)

Price per barrel (inflation adj.): $1.18 ($15.75)

U.S. oil production: 3.5 million barrels per day

1938

Price per gallon (inflation adj.): $0.20 ($2.68)

Price per barrel (inflation adj.): $1.13 ($15.53)

U.S. oil production: 3.3 million barrels per day

1939

Price per gallon (inflation adj.): $0.19 ($2.60)

Price per barrel (inflation adj.): $1.02 ($14.15)

U.S. oil production: 3.5 million barrels per day

1940

Price per gallon (inflation adj.): $0.18 ($2.52)

Price per barrel (inflation adj.): $1.02 ($13.98)

U.S. oil production: 4.1 million barrels per day

1941

Price per gallon (inflation adj.): $0.19 ($2.47)

Price per barrel (inflation adj.): $1.14 ($14.64)

U.S. oil production: 3.8 million barrels per day

1942

Price per gallon (inflation adj.): $0.20 ($2.43)

Price per barrel (inflation adj.): $1.19 ($14.16)

U.S. oil production: 3.8 million barrels per day

1943

Price per gallon (inflation adj.): $0.21 ($2.34)

Price per barrel (inflation adj.): $1.20 ($13.65)

U.S. oil production: 4.1 million barrels per day

1944

Price per gallon (inflation adj.): $0.21 ($2.29)

Price per barrel (inflation adj.): $1.21 ($13.45)

U.S. oil production: 4.6 million barrels per day

1945

Price per gallon (inflation adj.): $0.20 ($2.22)

Price per barrel (inflation adj.): $1.22 ($13.22)

U.S. gas consumption: 579.3 million barrels

Per capita consumption: 173.9 gallon

U.S. oil production: 4.7 million barrels per day

1946

Price per gallon (inflation adj.): $0.21 ($1.99)

Price per barrel (inflation adj.): $1.41 ($13.53)

U.S. gas consumption: 722.5 million barrels

Per capita consumption: 214.6 gallons

U.S. oil production: 4.7 million barrels per day

1947

Price per gallon (inflation adj.): $0.23 ($2.00)

Price per barrel (inflation adj.): $1.93 ($16.69)

U.S. gas consumption: 773.4 million barrels

Per capita consumption: 225.4 gallons

U.S. oil production: 5.1 million barrels per day

1948

Price per gallon (inflation adj.): $0.26 ($2.12)

Price per barrel (inflation adj.): $2.60 ($21.30)

U.S. gas consumption: 834.6 million barrels

Per capita consumption: 239.0 gallons

U.S. oil production: 5.5 million barrels per day

1949

Price per gallon (inflation adj.): $0.27 ($2.20)

Price per barrel (inflation adj.): $2.54 ($20.84)

U.S. gas consumption: 879.7 million barrels

Per capita consumption: 247.7 gallons

U.S. oil production: 5.0 million barrels per day

1950

Price per gallon (inflation adj.): $0.27 ($2.17)

Price per barrel (inflation adj.): $2.51 ($20.35)

U.S. gas consumption: 954.8 million barrels

Per capita consumption: 263.3 gallons

U.S. oil production: 5.4 million barrels per day

1951

Price per gallon (inflation adj.): $0.27 ($2.06)

Price per barrel (inflation adj.): $2.53 ($19.16)

U.S. gas consumption: 1.1 billion barrels

Per capita consumption: 295.5 gallons

U.S. oil production: 6.2 million barrels per day

1952

Price per gallon (inflation adj.): $0.27 ($2.04)

Price per barrel (inflation adj.): $2.53 ($18.83)

U.S. gas consumption: 1.1 billion barrels

Per capita consumption: 288.2 gallons

U.S. oil production: 6.3 million barrels per day

1953

Price per gallon (inflation adj.): $0.29 ($2.11)

Price per barrel (inflation adj.): $2.68 ($19.71)

U.S. gas consumption: 1.1 billion barrels

Per capita consumption: 297.6 gallons

U.S. oil production: 6.5 million barrels per day

1954

Price per gallon (inflation adj.): $0.29 ($2.11)

Price per barrel (inflation adj.): $2.78 ($20.25)

U.S. gas consumption: 1.2 billion barrels

Per capita consumption: 300.3 gallons

U.S. oil production: 6.3 million barrels per day

 1955

Price per gallon (inflation adj.): $0.29 ($2.08)

Price per barrel (inflation adj.): $2.77 ($19.84)

U.S. gas consumption: 1.3 billion barrels

Per capita consumption: 320.0 gallons

U.S. oil production: 6.8 million barrels per day

1956

Price per gallon (inflation adj.): $0.30 ($2.07)

Price per barrel (inflation adj.): $2.79 ($19.32)

U.S. gas consumption: 1.3 billion barrels

Per capita consumption: 322.9 gallons

U.S. oil production: 7.2 million barrels per day

1957

Price per gallon (inflation adj.): $0.31 ($2.08)

Price per barrel (inflation adj.): $3.09 ($20.71)

U.S. gas consumption: 1.3 billion barrels

Per capita consumption: 322.2 gallons

U.S. oil production: 7.2 million barrels per day

1958

Price per gallon (inflation adj.): $0.30 ($1.99)

Price per barrel (inflation adj.): $3.01 ($19.73)

U.S. gas consumption: 1.4 billion barrels

Per capita consumption: 325.3 gallons

U.S. oil production: 6.7 million barrels per day

1959

Price per gallon (inflation adj.): $0.30 ($1.97)

Price per barrel (inflation adj.): $2.90 ($18.75)

U.S. gas consumption: 1.4 billion barrels

Per capita consumption: 332.7 gallons

U.S. oil production: 7.1 million barrels per day

1960

Price per gallon (inflation adj.): $0.31 ($1.98)

Price per barrel (inflation adj.): $2.88 ($18.37)

U.S. gas consumption: 1.5 billion barrels

Per capita consumption: 337.7 gallons

U.S. oil production: 7.0 million barrels per day

1961

Price per gallon (inflation adj.): $0.31 ($1.94)

Price per barrel (inflation adj.): $2.89 ($18.23)

U.S. gas consumption: 1.5 billion barrels

Per capita consumption: 337.4 gallons

U.S. oil production: 7.2 million barrels per day

1962

Price per gallon (inflation adj.): $0.31 ($1.91)

Price per barrel (inflation adj.): $2.90 ($18.07)

U.S. gas consumption: 1.5 billion barrels

Per capita consumption: 345.1 gallons

U.S. oil production: 7.3 million barrels per day

1963

Price per gallon (inflation adj.): $0.30 ($1.87)

Price per barrel (inflation adj.): $2.89 ($17.81)

U.S. gas consumption: 1.6 billion barrels

Per capita consumption: 351.1 gallons

U.S. oil production: 7.5 million barrels per day

1964

Price per gallon (inflation adj.): $0.30 ($1.84)

Price per barrel (inflation adj.): $2.88 ($17.48)

U.S. gas consumption: 1.6 billion barrels

Per capita consumption: 352.7 gallons

U.S. oil production: 7.6 million barrels per day

1965

Price per gallon (inflation adj.): $0.31 ($1.86)

Price per barrel (inflation adj.): $2.86 ($17.04)

U.S. gas consumption: 1.7 billion barrels

Per capita consumption: 362.3 gallons

U.S. oil production: 7.8 million barrels per day

1966

Price per gallon (inflation adj.): $0.32 ($1.86)

Price per barrel (inflation adj.): $2.88 ($16.69)

U.S. gas consumption: 1.8 billion barrels

Per capita consumption: 375.0 gallons

U.S. oil production: 8.3 million barrels per day

1967

Price per gallon (inflation adj.): $0.33 ($1.87)

Price per barrel (inflation adj.): $2.92 ($16.45)

U.S. gas consumption: 1.8 billion barrels

Per capita consumption: 382.5 gallons

U.S. oil production: 8.8 million barrels per day

1968

Price per gallon (inflation adj.): $0.34 ($1.82)

Price per barrel (inflation adj.): $2.94 ($15.88)

U.S. gas consumption: 1.9 billion barrels

Per capita consumption: 402.9 gallons

U.S. oil production: 9.1 million barrels per day

1969

Price per gallon (inflation adj.): $0.35 ($1.79)

Price per barrel (inflation adj.): $3.09 ($15.91)

U.S. gas consumption: 2.0 billion barrels

Per capita consumption: 418.0 gallons

U.S. oil production: 9.2 million barrels per day

1970

Price per gallon (inflation adj.): $0.36 ($1.75)

Price per barrel (inflation adj.): $3.18 ($15.55)

U.S. gas consumption: 2.1 billion barrels

Per capita consumption: 432.5 gallons

U.S. oil production: 9.6 million barrels per day

1971

Price per gallon (inflation adj.): $0.36 ($1.69)

Price per barrel (inflation adj.): $3.39 ($15.78)

U.S. gas consumption: 2.2 billion barrels

Per capita consumption: 444.0 gallons

U.S. oil production: 9.5 million barrels per day

1972

Price per gallon (inflation adj.): $0.36 ($1.61)

Price per barrel (inflation adj.): $3.39 ($15.13)

U.S. gas consumption: 2.3 billion barrels

Per capita consumption: 467.0 gallons

U.S. oil production: 9.4 million barrels per day

1973

Price per gallon (inflation adj.): $0.39 ($1.64)

Price per barrel (inflation adj.): $3.89 ($16.46)

U.S. gas consumption: 2.4 billion barrels

Per capita consumption: 482.8 gallons

U.S. oil production: 9.2 million barrels per day

1974

Price per gallon (inflation adj.): $0.53 ($2.07)

Price per barrel (inflation adj.): $6.87 ($26.67)

U.S. gas consumption: 2.4 billion barrels

Per capita consumption: 468.6 gallons

U.S. oil production: 8.8 million barrels per day

1975

Price per gallon (inflation adj.): $0.57 ($2.01)

Price per barrel (inflation adj.): $7.67 ($27.26)

U.S. gas consumption: 2.4 billion barrels

Per capita consumption: 473.8 gallons

U.S. oil production: 8.4 million barrels per day

1976

Price per gallon (inflation adj.): $0.59 ($1.99)

Price per barrel (inflation adj.): $8.19 ($27.59)

U.S. gas consumption: 2.6 billion barrels

Per capita consumption: 491.9 gallons

U.S. oil production: 8.1 million barrels per day

1977

Price per gallon (inflation adj.): $0.62 ($1.97)

Price per barrel (inflation adj.): $8.57 ($27.18)

U.S. gas consumption: 2.6 billion barrels

Per capita consumption: 499.6 gallons

U.S. oil production: 8.2 million barrels per day

1978

Price per gallon (inflation adj.): $0.63 ($1.86)

Price per barrel (inflation adj.): $9.00 ($26.67)

U.S. gas consumption: 2.7 billion barrels

Per capita consumption: 510.5 gallons

U.S. oil production: 8.7 million barrels per day

1979

Price per gallon (inflation adj.): $0.86 ($2.35)

Price per barrel (inflation adj.): $12.64 ($34.61)

U.S. gas consumption: 2.6 billion barrels

Per capita consumption: 479.2 gallons

U.S. oil production: 8.6 million barrels per day

1980

Price per gallon (inflation adj.): $1.19 ($2.99)

Price per barrel (inflation adj.): $21.59 ($54.22)

U.S. gas consumption: 2.4 billion barrels

Per capita consumption: 445.0 gallons

U.S. oil production: 8.6 million barrels per day

1981

Price per gallon (inflation adj.): $1.31 ($3.01)

Price per barrel (inflation adj.): $31.77 ($72.97)

U.S. gas consumption: 2.4 billion barrels

Per capita consumption: 440.1 gallons

U.S. oil production: 8.6 million barrels per day

1982

Price per gallon (inflation adj.): $1.22 ($2.64)

Price per barrel (inflation adj.): $28.52 ($61.68)

U.S. gas consumption: 2.4 billion barrels

Per capita consumption: 432.7 gallons

U.S. oil production: 8.6 million barrels per day

1983

Price per gallon (inflation adj.): $1.16 ($2.41)

Price per barrel (inflation adj.): $26.19 ($54.49)

U.S. gas consumption: 2.4 billion barrels

Per capita consumption: 434.2 gallons

U.S. oil production: 8.7 million barrels per day

1984

Price per gallon (inflation adj.): $1.13 ($2.27)

Price per barrel (inflation adj.): $25.88 ($52.00)

U.S. gas consumption: 2.4 billion barrels

Per capita consumption: 436.2 gallons

U.S. oil production: 8.9 million barrels per day

1985

Price per gallon (inflation adj.): $1.12 ($2.17)

Price per barrel (inflation adj.): $24.09 ($46.90)

U.S. gas consumption: 2.5 billion barrels

Per capita consumption: 440.1 gallons

U.S. oil production: 9.0 million barrels per day

1986

Price per gallon (inflation adj.): $0.86 ($1.64)

Price per barrel (inflation adj.): $12.51 ($23.87)

U.S. gas consumption: 2.6 billion barrels

Per capita consumption: 449.1 gallons

U.S. oil production: 8.7 million barrels per day

1987

Price per gallon (inflation adj.): $0.90 ($1.67)

Price per barrel (inflation adj.): $15.40 ($28.66)

U.S. gas consumption: 2.6 billion barrels

Per capita consumption: 455.9 gallons

U.S. oil production: 8.3 million barrels per day

1988

Price per gallon (inflation adj.): $0.90 ($1.62)

Price per barrel (inflation adj.): $12.58 ($22.62)

U.S. gas consumption: 2.7 billion barrels

Per capita consumption: 461.3 gallon

U.S. oil production: 8.1 million barrels per day

1989

Price per gallon (inflation adj.): $1.00 ($1.73)

Price per barrel (inflation adj.): $15.86 ($27.45)

U.S. gas consumption: 2.7 billion barrels

Per capita consumption: 455.1 gallons

U.S. oil production: 7.6 million barrels per day

1990

Price per gallon (inflation adj.): $1.15 ($1.92)

Price per barrel (inflation adj.): $20.03 ($33.43)

U.S. gas consumption: 2.6 billion barrels

Per capita consumption: 444.6 gallons

U.S. oil production: 7.4 million barrels per day

1991

Price per gallon (inflation adj.): $1.14 ($1.84)

Price per barrel (inflation adj.): $16.54 ($26.72)

U.S. gas consumption: 2.6 billion barrels

Per capita consumption: 437.0 gallons

U.S. oil production: 7.4 million barrels per day

1992

Price per gallon (inflation adj.): $1.13 ($1.78)

Price per barrel (inflation adj.): $15.99 ($25.25)

U.S. gas consumption: 2.7 billion barrels

Per capita consumption: 438.1 gallons

U.S. oil production: 7.2 million barrels per day

1993

Price per gallon (inflation adj.): $1.11 ($1.71)

Price per barrel (inflation adj.): $14.25 ($21.98)

U.S. gas consumption: 2.7 billion barrels

Per capita consumption: 444.6 gallons

U.S. oil production: 6.8 million barrels per day

1994

Price per gallon (inflation adj.): $1.11 ($1.68)

Price per barrel (inflation adj.): $13.19 ($19.92)

U.S. gas consumption: 2.8 billion barrels

Per capita consumption: 447.6 gallons

U.S. oil production: 6.7 million barrels per day

1995

Price per gallon (inflation adj.): $1.15 ($1.70)

Price per barrel (inflation adj.): $14.62 ($21.63)

U.S. gas consumption: 2.8 billion barrels

Per capita consumption: 454.3 gallons

U.S. oil production: 6.6 million barrels per day

1996

Price per gallon (inflation adj.): $1.23 ($1.79)

Price per barrel (inflation adj.): $18.46 ($26.82)

U.S. gas consumption: 2.9 billion barrels

Per capita consumption: 457.3 gallons

U.S. oil production: 6.5 million barrels per day

1997

Price per gallon (inflation adj.): $1.23 ($1.76)

Price per barrel (inflation adj.): $17.23 ($24.61)

U.S. gas consumption: 2.9 billion barrels

Per capita consumption: 458.9 gallons

U.S. oil production: 6.5 million barrels per day

1998

Price per gallon (inflation adj.): $1.06 ($1.50)

Price per barrel (inflation adj.): $10.87 ($15.36)

U.S. gas consumption: 3.0 billion barrels

Per capita consumption: 468.2 gallons

U.S. oil production: 6.3 million barrels per day

1999

Price per gallon (inflation adj.): $1.17 ($1.62)

Price per barrel (inflation adj.): $15.56 ($21.66)

U.S. gas consumption: 3.1 billion barrels

Per capita consumption: 474.0 gallons

U.S. oil production: 5.9 million barrels per day

2000

Price per gallon (inflation adj.): $1.51 ($2.06)

Price per barrel (inflation adj.): $26.72 ($36.36)

U.S. gas consumption: 3.1 billion barrels

Per capita consumption: 461.6 gallons

U.S. oil production: 5.8 million barrels per day

2001

Price per gallon (inflation adj.): $1.46 ($1.94)

Price per barrel (inflation adj.): $21.84 ($29.06)

U.S. gas consumption: 3.1 billion barrels

Per capita consumption: 463.2 gallons

U.S. oil production: 5.8 million barrels per day

2002

Price per gallon (inflation adj.): $1.36 ($1.78)

Price per barrel (inflation adj.): $22.51 ($29.50)

U.S. gas consumption: 3.2 billion barrels

Per capita consumption: 471.6 gallons

U.S. oil production: 5.7 million barrels per day

2003

Price per gallon (inflation adj.): $1.59 ($2.04)

Price per barrel (inflation adj.): $27.56 ($35.41)

U.S. gas consumption: 3.3 billion barrels

Per capita consumption: 472.1 gallons

U.S. oil production: 5.6 million barrels per day

2004

Price per gallon (inflation adj.): $1.88 ($2.35)

Price per barrel (inflation adj.): $36.77 ($45.98)

U.S. gas consumption: 3.3 billion barrels

Per capita consumption: 478.0 gallons

U.S. oil production: 5.4 million barrels per day

2005

Price per gallon (inflation adj.): $2.30 ($2.78)

Price per barrel (inflation adj.): $50.28 ($60.92)

U.S. gas consumption: 3.3 billion barrels

Per capita consumption: 475.1 gallons

U.S. oil production: 5.2 million barrels per day

2006

Price per gallon (inflation adj.): $2.59 ($3.04)

Price per barrel (inflation adj.): $59.69 ($70.16)

U.S. gas consumption: 3.4 billion barrels

Per capita consumption: 475.4 gallons

U.S. oil production: 5.1 million barrels per day

2007

Price per gallon (inflation adj.): $2.80 ($3.21)

Price per barrel (inflation adj.): $66.52 ($76.16)

U.S. gas consumption: 3.4 billion barrels

Per capita consumption: 472.6 gallons

U.S. oil production: 5.1 million barrels per day

2008

Price per gallon (inflation adj.): $3.27 ($3.67)

Price per barrel (inflation adj.): $94.04 ($105.60)

U.S. gas consumption: 3.3 billion barrels

Per capita consumption: 454.4 gallons

U.S. oil production: 5.0 million barrels per day

2009

Price per gallon (inflation adj.): $2.35 ($2.62)

Price per barrel (inflation adj.): $56.35 ($62.80)

U.S. gas consumption: 3.3 billion barrels

Per capita consumption: 449.6 gallons

U.S. oil production: 5.3 million barrels per day

2010

Price per gallon (inflation adj.): $2.79 ($3.07)

Price per barrel (inflation adj.): $74.71 ($82.26)

U.S. gas consumption: 3.3 billion barrels

Per capita consumption: 445.6 gallons

U.S. oil production: 5.5 million barrels per day

2011

Price per gallon (inflation adj.): $3.53 ($3.80)

Price per barrel (inflation adj.): $95.73 ($103.27)

U.S. gas consumption: 3.2 billion barrels

Per capita consumption: 430.5 gallons

U.S. oil production: 5.6 million barrels per day

2012

Price per gallon (inflation adj.): $3.64 ($3.86)

Price per barrel (inflation adj.): $94.52 ($100.12)

U.S. gas consumption: 3.2 billion barrels

Per capita consumption: 424.9 gallons

U.S. oil production: 6.5 million barrels per day

2013

Price per gallon (inflation adj.): $3.53 ($3.68)

Price per barrel (inflation adj.): $95.99 ($100.06)

U.S. gas consumption: 3.2 billion barrels

Per capita consumption: 428.4 gallons

U.S. oil production: 7.5 million barrels per day

2014

Price per gallon (inflation adj.): $3.37 ($3.45)

Price per barrel (inflation adj.): $87.39 ($89.49)

U.S. gas consumption: 3.3 billion barrels

Per capita consumption: 428.8 gallons

U.S. oil production: 8.8 million barrels per day

2015

Price per gallon (inflation adj.): $2.45 ($2.48)

Price per barrel (inflation adj.): $44.39 ($44.97)

U.S. gas consumption: 3.4 billion barrels

Per capita consumption: 437.8 gallons

U.S. oil production: 9.4 million barrels per day

2016

Price per gallon (inflation adj.): $2.14 ($2.14)

Price per barrel (inflation adj.): $38.29 ($38.29)

U.S. gas consumption: 3.4 billion barrels

Per capita consumption: 442.9 gallons

U.S. oil production: 8.9 million barrels per day



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