The state Board of Equalization has released gasoline consumption figures for June and complete figures for the second quarter of 2008. June gasoline consumption declined by 7.5 percent from the same month a year ago, according to the agency
In the second quarter of 2008, Californians used 191 million gallons less than the second quarter last year, a decline of 4.8 percent. The second quarter of 2008 marks the ninth consecutive three-month period to show less gas consumption.
June 2008 diesel fuel sold for use on California roads totaled 260 million gallons, which was 8.4 percent below that of June 2007. Diesel use in California declined 9.0 percent in the second quarter of 2008 from the same quarter a year ago. The decreased consumption reflects both the impacts of higher diesel prices and the slowing economy, which is associated with less freight movement on California roads and highways. California diesel prices were up 64.6 percent compared to June of 2007.
All monthly, quarterly, and annual figures can be viewed on the BOE website at: www.boe.ca.gov/sptaxprog/spftrpts.htm.