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Average Prices of Selected Fuels and Electricity, 1980–2011

(In dollars per unit, except electricity, in cents per kWh. Represents price to end-users, except as noted)

Type 1980 1990 1995 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2011
Crude oil, composite (bbl)1 28.07 22.22 17.23 28.26 22.95 24.1 28.5 37.0 50.3 60.2 94.95
Motor gasoline (gal.):2                      
 Unleaded regular 1.25 1.16 1.15 1.51 1.46 1.36 1.59 1.9 2.3 2.6 3.563
 Unleaded premium n.a. 1.35 1.34 1.69 1.66 1.56 1.78 2.0 2.5 2.8 3.853
No. 2 heating oil (gal.) 0.97 1.06 0.87 1.31 1.25 1.13 n.a. n.a. 1.71 1.97 3.71
No. 2 diesel fuel (gal.) 0.82 0.73 0.56 0.94 0.84 0.76 0.94 1.24 1.79 2.08 3.843
Residual fuel oil (gal.) 0.61 0.44 0.39 0.6 0.53 0.57 0.7 0.7 1.05 1.22 2.20
Natural gas, residential (1,000 cu/ft) 3.68 5.8 6.06 7.76 9.63 7.91 9.52 10.7 12.84 13.76 15.053
Electricity, residential (kWh) 5.36 7.83 8.4 8.24 8.62 8.46 8.74 8.9 9.45 10.40 n.a.
NOTE: n.a. = not available.
1. Refiner acquisition cost.
2. Average, all service.
3. Monthly average, September 2011
Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Monthly Energy Review. From Statistical Abstract of the United States, 2008.

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