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Our Nation's Highways: 2010

Figure 5-1. Highway Fuel Usage Trend: 1970-2008

Figure 5-1. Highway Fuel Usage: 1970–2008

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From 1970 to 2008, total highway fuel consumption increased from 92 billion gallons to nearly 181 billion gallons in 2007. The vehicle fuel consumption decreased to 175 billion gallons in 2008. Although consumption of gasoline/gasohol and special fuels is increasing, diesel consumption is increasing at a faster rate than gasoline.

Data Source for Figure 5-1 and 5-2: US Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Office of Highway Policy Information, Highway Statistics

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