California Gasoline Consumption – 2000 thru 3Q2008

Source: California Board of Equalization

Gas sales dropped 6.1 percent in California during the third quarter of 2008 compared with the same three months of 2007, the state Board of Equalization reported.

“You put it all together, and I think long-term we’ve seen a peaking of gasoline sales,” said Daniel Sperling, head of the UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies.

Let’s hope this is the consumption version (for California at least) of Hubbert’s peak! See San Francisco Chronicle story here.

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