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San Francisco Bay Area Gas Prices - 1986-Present
Last updated: December 29, 2008

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Year Month Gasoline,
All Types
CPI - U,
All Items
Gasoline Cost,
April 1990 Dollars
1986 January 122.1 ¢ ----- 143.8 ¢
1986 February 118.1 ¢ 341.1 139.1 ¢
1986 March 103.8 ¢ ----- 122.3 ¢
1986 April 96.3 ¢ 339.3 114.0 ¢
1986 May 100.6 ¢ ----- 119.1 ¢
1986 June 102.0 ¢ 344.0 119.1 ¢
1986 July 94.1 ¢ ----- 109.9 ¢
1986 August 88.9 ¢ 345.5 103.4 ¢
1986 September 89.8 ¢ ----- 104.4 ¢
1986 October 85.6 ¢ 347.7 98.9 ¢
1986 November 83.8 ¢ ----- 96.8 ¢
1986 December 84.0 ¢ 343.6 98.2 ¢
1987 January 82.8 ¢ 345.8 96.2 ¢
1987 February 90.5 ¢ 348.8 104.3 ¢
1987 March 94.3 ¢ 349.6 108.4 ¢
1987 April 95.8 ¢ 353.0 109.0 ¢
1987 May 95.9 ¢ 353.5 109.0 ¢
1987 June 96.4 ¢ 353.5 109.6 ¢
1987 July 96.1 ¢ 356.0 108.5 ¢
1987 August 96.9 ¢ 356.9 109.1 ¢
1987 September 97.6 ¢ 358.5 109.4 ¢
1987 October 97.9 ¢ 359.9 109.3 ¢
1987 November 97.6 ¢ 360.5 108.8 ¢
1987 December 97.4 ¢ 360.9 108.4 ¢
1988 January 97.5 ¢ 363.9 107.7 ¢
1988 February 96.9 ¢ 362.3 107.5 ¢
1988 March 99.0 ¢ 366.1 108.7 ¢
1988 April 100.1 ¢ 364.8 110.3 ¢
1988 May 101.6 ¢ 367.9 111.0 ¢
1988 June 102.8 ¢ 369.1 111.9 ¢
1988 July 103.4 ¢ 371.7 111.8 ¢
1988 August 103.2 ¢ 375.0 110.6 ¢
1988 September 104.3 ¢ 375.4 111.6 ¢
1988 October 103.0 ¢ 376.1 110.0 ¢
1988 November 99.2 ¢ 375.6 106.1 ¢
1988 December 96.7 ¢ 377.0 103.1 ¢
1989 January 94.3 ¢ 381.3 99.4 ¢
1989 February 95.0 ¢ 381.3 100.1 ¢
1989 March 98.9 ¢ 386.9 102.7 ¢
1989 April 115.3 ¢ 385.6 120.1 ¢
1989 May 120.2 ¢ 388.3 124.4 ¢
1989 June 120.1 ¢ 388.0 124.4 ¢
1989 July 117.7 ¢ 391.8 120.7 ¢
1989 August 115.5 ¢ 393.8 117.8 ¢
1989 September 108.2 ¢ 390.0 111.5 ¢
1989 October 106.4 ¢ 391.8 109.1 ¢
1989 November 104.4 ¢ 391.1 107.3 ¢
1989 December 102.8 ¢ 391.7 105.5 ¢
1990 January 105.3 ¢ 395.1 107.1 ¢
1990 February 107.0 ¢ 397.1 108.3 ¢
1990 March 109.1 ¢ 399.7 109.7 ¢
1990 April 111.5 ¢ 401.8 111.5 ¢
1990 May 116.1 ¢ 402.2 116.0 ¢
1990 June 119.3 ¢ 404.7 118.4 ¢
1990 July 121.1 ¢ 406.8 119.6 ¢
1990 August 129.5 ¢ 409.2 127.2 ¢
1990 September 135.2 ¢ 412.0 131.9 ¢
1990 October 141.7 ¢ 413.7 137.6 ¢
1990 November 144.9 ¢ 414.1 140.6 ¢
1990 December 147.0 ¢ 415.4 142.2 ¢
1991 January 136.8 ¢ 420.1 130.8 ¢
1991 February 124.5 ¢ 418.5 119.5 ¢
1991 March 115.5 ¢ 418.9 110.8 ¢
1991 April 109.7 ¢ 417.4 105.6 ¢
1991 May 117.1 ¢ 418.8 112.3 ¢
1991 June 121.2 ¢ 422.9 115.2 ¢
1991 July 117.9 ¢ 424.7 111.5 ¢
1991 August 118.1 ¢ 427.6 111.0 ¢
1991 September 121.3 ¢ 429.6 113.5 ¢
1991 October 119.3 ¢ 429.0 111.7 ¢
1991 November 118.7 ¢ 429.8 111.0 ¢
1991 December 119.1 ¢ 429.8 111.3 ¢
1992 January 120.5 ¢ 431.4 112.2 ¢
1992 February 121.4 ¢ 433.5 112.5 ¢
1992 March 120.9 ¢ 436.4 111.3 ¢
1992 April 121.6 ¢ 435.4 112.2 ¢
1992 May 129.2 ¢ 436.3 119.0 ¢
1992 June 123.9 ¢ 436.4 114.1 ¢
1992 July 137.5 ¢ 437.2 126.4 ¢
1992 August 137.9 ¢ 438.7 126.3 ¢
1992 September 137.1 ¢ 441.8 124.7 ¢
1992 October 136.8 ¢ 443.5 123.9 ¢
1992 November 139.7 ¢ 443.3 126.6 ¢
1992 December 134.9 ¢ 443.7 122.2 ¢
1993 January 135.2 ¢ 446.1 121.8 ¢
1993 February 134.5 ¢ 436.9 123.7 ¢
1993 March 134.0 ¢ 448.0 120.2 ¢
1993 April 131.9 ¢ 451.2 117.5 ¢
1993 May 130.7 ¢ 451.6 116.3 ¢
1993 June 129.7 ¢ 449.2 116.0 ¢
1993 July 128.1 ¢ 449.1 114.6 ¢
1993 August 127.0 ¢ 449.3 113.6 ¢
1993 September 126.8 ¢ 450.3 113.1 ¢
1993 October 131.6 ¢ 452.0 117.0 ¢
1993 November 127.8 ¢ 452.5 113.5 ¢
1993 December 123.4 ¢ 451.9 109.7 ¢
1994 January 121.0 ¢ 453.6 107.2 ¢
1994 February 120.8 ¢ 453.2 107.1 ¢
1994 March 121.8 ¢ 455.5 107.4 ¢
1994 April 123.4 ¢ 455.1 108.9 ¢
1994 May 124.3 ¢ 456.0 109.5 ¢
1994 June 125.7 ¢ 455.4 110.9 ¢
1994 July 129.4 ¢ 457.8 113.6 ¢
1994 August 131.9 ¢ 459.2 115.4 ¢
1994 September 132.3 ¢ 459.4 115.7 ¢
1994 October 134.3 ¢ 459.3 117.5 ¢
1994 November 134.1 ¢ 460.5 117.0 ¢
1994 December 130.3 ¢ 459.4 114.0 ¢
1995 January 128.3 ¢ 462.2 111.5 ¢
1995 February 127.9 ¢ 462.7 111.1 ¢
1995 March 126.4 ¢ 464.4 109.4 ¢
1995 April 126.7 ¢ 465.8 109.3 ¢
1995 May 129.7 ¢ 465.1 112.0 ¢
1995 June 132.4 ¢ 466.4 114.1 ¢
1995 July 131.0 ¢ 465.9 113.0 ¢
1995 August 129.0 ¢ 465.8 111.3 ¢
1995 September 127.4 ¢ 468.4 109.3 ¢
1995 October 128.4 ¢ 469.1 110.0 ¢
1995 November 127.9 ¢ 468.4 109.7 ¢
1995 December 128.1 ¢ 467.6 110.1 ¢
1996 January 128.1 ¢ 470.1 109.5 ¢
1996 February 128.8 ¢ 471.0 109.9 ¢
1996 March 133.4 ¢ 470.0 114.0 ¢
1996 April 147.5 ¢ 473.2 125.2 ¢
1996 May 161.6 ¢ 476.7 136.2 ¢
1996 June 159.2 ¢ 477.1 134.1 ¢
1996 July 156.8 ¢ 479.1 131.5 ¢
1996 August 152.7 ¢ 478.4 128.3 ¢
1996 September 146.8 ¢ 480.5 122.8 ¢
1996 October 141.3 ¢ 481.3 118.0 ¢
1996 November 133.1 ¢ 482.3 108.7 ¢
1996 December 128.8 ¢ 479.7 105.7 ¢
1997 January 135.7 ¢ 482.5 110.8 ¢
1997 February 142.1 ¢ 485.3 115.3 ¢
1997 March 143.9 ¢ 489.3 115.8 ¢
1997 April 151.3 ¢ 490.5 121.5 ¢
1997 May 148.6 ¢ 491.2 119.1 ¢
1997 June 144.5 ¢ 491.9 115.7 ¢
1997 July 139.7 ¢ 493.7 111.4 ¢
1997 August 142.7 ¢ 495.5 113.4 ¢
1997 September 150.1 ¢ 496.8 119.0 ¢
1997 October 149.9 ¢ 499.6 118.2 ¢
1997 November 146.6 ¢ 500.0 115.5 ¢
1997 December 143.5 ¢ 499.9 113.0 ¢
1998 January 141.6 ¢ 500.9 111.3 ¢
1998 February 136.2 ¢ 501.8 106.9 ¢
1998 March 129.2 ¢ 503.9 101.0 ¢
1998 April 128.2 ¢ 505.9 99.8 ¢
1998 May 136.3 ¢ 507.4 105.8 ¢
1998 June 134.7 ¢ 508.8 104.3 ¢
1998 July 132.8 ¢ 510.4 102.5 ¢
1998 August 130.2 ¢ 512.0 100.1 ¢
1998 September 127.4 ¢ 513.0 97.8 ¢
1998 October 124.9 ¢ 514.0 95.7 ¢
1998 November 122.6 ¢ 514.3 93.9 ¢
1998 December 122.6 ¢ 514.6 93.8 ¢
1999 January 120.7 ¢ 517.7 91.8 ¢
1999 February 119.4 ¢ 520.7 90.3 ¢
1999 March 127.9 ¢ 525.1 95.9 ¢
1999 April 174.2 ¢ 529.4 129.6 ¢
1999 May 163.3 ¢ 528.9 121.6 ¢
1999 June 152.3 ¢ 528.3 113.5 ¢
1999 July 160.6 ¢ 530.8 119.1 ¢
1999 August 172.4 ¢ 533.3 127.3 ¢
1999 September 163.8 ¢ 535.9 120.4 ¢
1999 October 156.5 ¢ 538.5 114.4 ¢
1999 November 149.7 ¢ 537.6 109.7 ¢
1999 December 151.3 ¢ 536.6 111.0 ¢
2000 January 149.8 ¢ 539.6 109.3 ¢
2000 February 155.7 ¢ 542.5 113.0 ¢
2000 March 187.7 ¢ 545.9 135.4 ¢
2000 April 190.3 ¢ 549.2 136.5 ¢
2000 May 180.9 ¢ 549.8 129.6 ¢
2000 June 179.3 ¢ 550.4 128.3 ¢
2000 July 190.1 ¢ 554.5 135.0 ¢
2000 August 185.9 ¢ 558.5 131.1 ¢
2000 September 200.3 ¢ 561.2 140.6 ¢
2000 October 196.0 ¢ 563.8 136.9 ¢
2000 November 193.9 ¢ 564.9 135.2 ¢
2000 December 185.8 ¢ 565.9 129.3 ¢
2001 January 176.0 ¢ 571.8 121.2 ¢
2001 February 175.8 ¢ 577.6 119.9 ¢
2001 March 183.0 ¢ 579.5 124.4 ¢
2001 April 194.3 ¢ 581.3 131.6 ¢
2001 May 203.5 ¢ 584.2 137.2 ¢
2001 June 200.6 ¢ 587.0 134.6 ¢
2001 July 188.3 ¢ 587.1 126.3 ¢
2001 August 170.9 ¢ 587.2 114.6 ¢
2001 September 185.6 ¢ 588.2 124.3 ¢
2001 October 175.8 ¢ 589.2 117.5 ¢
2001 November 163.8 ¢ 587.7 109.8 ¢
2001 December 141.9 ¢ 586.1 95.3 ¢
2002 January 132.5 ¢ 587.1 88.9 ¢
2002 February 131.3 ¢ 588.0 87.9 ¢
2002 March 149.2 ¢ 590.7 99.5 ¢
2002 April 167.9 ¢ 593.3 111.4 ¢
2002 May 163.8 ¢ 593.6 108.7 ¢
2002 June 166.7 ¢ 593.9 110.5 ¢
2002 July 169.8 ¢ 594.3 112.5 ¢
2002 August 168.0 ¢ 594.7 111.2 ¢
2002
September
166.2 ¢ 596.1
 109.8 ¢
2002
October
163.2 ¢ 597.5
107.6 ¢
2002
November
170.3 ¢ 595.8
112.6 ¢
2002
December
166.7 ¢ 594.0
110.5 ¢
2003
January
174.4 ¢ 600.9
114.3 ¢
2003
February
195.0 ¢ 607.7
126.4 ¢
2003
March
218.6 ¢ @608.9
@141.4 ¢
2003 April
214.9 ¢ 606.6 139.5 ¢
2003 May
195.2 ¢ 605.0 127.1 ¢
2003 June
187.5 ¢ 603.4 122.4 ¢
2003 July
190.7 ¢ 603.4 124.5 ¢
2003
August
196.8 ¢ 603.4 128.4 ¢
2003
September
213.9 ¢ 603.4 139.6 ¢
2003
October
189.7 ¢ 603.4 123.8 ¢
2003 November 175.0¢ 602.0 114.5¢
2003 December 166.7¢ 600.5 109.3¢
2004 January 170.4¢ @196.7 111.0¢
2004 February 188.6¢ 198.1 122.0¢
2004 March 215.3¢ @198.2 139.2¢
2004 April 217.1¢ 198.3 140.2¢
2004 May 228.1¢ @198.7 147.1¢
2004 June 233.9¢ 199.0 150.6¢
2004 July 223.7¢ @198.9 144.1¢
2004 August 213.0¢ 198.7 137.3¢
2004 September 212.8¢ @199.5 136.6¢
2004 October 237.1¢ 200.3 151.6¢
2004 November 237.6¢ @199.9 152.3¢
2004 December 217.3¢ 199.5 139.5¢
2005 January 196.6¢ @200.4 125.7¢
2005 February 206.8¢ 201.2 131.7¢
2005 March 231.3¢ @201.2 147.3¢
2005 April 264.9¢ 202.5 167.6¢
2005 May 259.3¢ @201.2 165.1¢
2005 June 243.6¢ 201.2 155.1¢
2005 July 259.9¢ @202.1 164.7¢
2005 August 274.1¢ 203.0 173.0¢
2005 September 301.2¢ @204.5 188.7¢
2005 October 295.6¢ 205.9 183.9¢
2005 November 259.7¢ @204.7 162.6¢
2005 December 224.4¢ 203.4 141.3¢
2006 January 236.0¢ @205.3 147.3¢
2006 February 251.4¢ 207.1 155.5¢
2006 March 257.2¢ @208.0 158.4¢
2006 April 293.3¢ 208.9 179.9¢
2006 May 332.7¢ @209.0 203.9¢
2006 June 322.4¢ 209.1 197.5¢
2006 July 320.9¢ @209.9 195.8¢
2006 August 314.8¢ 210.7 191.4¢
2006 September 284.3¢ @210.9 172.7¢
2006 October 254.4¢ 211.0 154.4¢
2006 November 247.8¢ @210.7 150.7¢
2006 December 257.8¢ 210.4 157.0¢
2007 January 266.1¢ @212.1 160.8¢
2007 February 277.1¢ 213.7 166.1¢
2007 March 313.7¢ @214.8 187.1¢
2007 April 335.2¢ 215.8 199.0¢
2007 May 347.1¢ @216.0 205.9¢
2007 June 330.4¢ 216.1 195.9¢
2007 July 318.3¢ @216.2 188.6¢
2007 August 298.7¢ 216.2 177.0¢
2007 September 293.7¢ @217.1 173.3¢
2007 October 310.1¢ 217.9 182.3¢
2007 November 341.3¢ @218.2 200.4¢
2007 December 337.4¢ 218.5 197.8¢
2008 January 329.7¢ @218.5 193.3¢
2008 February 326.1¢ 219.6 190.2¢
2008 March 360.6¢ @220.9 209.2¢
2008 April 381.2¢ 222.1 219.9¢
2008 May 401.1¢ @223.7 229.7¢
2008 June 450.1¢ 225.2 256.0¢
2008 July 448.6¢ @225.3 255.1¢
2008 August 413.2¢ 225.4 234.8¢
2008 September 387.1¢ @225.6 219.8¢
2008 October 351.4¢ 225.8 199.4¢
2008 November 244.2¢ @225.8 138.6¢

Source: Gas Price and Consumer Price Indices Data is from the US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics (www.bls.gov/cpi/). Data analysis is by MTC. The CPI series in this table was switched from 1967=100.0, to 1982/84=100.0, starting with the 2004 gas prices.

The California State Energy Commission updates current gasoline prices at their web page: http://energyalmanac.ca.gov/transportation/

Additional information and links about gas prices in the State of California are available at the US Department of Energy web page: http://www.eia.doe.gov/oil_gas/petroleum/data_publications/wrgp/mogas_home_page.html


Automobile Association of America (AAA) maintains a "Daily Fuel Gauge Report." Data for California metropolitan areas is available on the AAA web site, at: http://www.fuelgaugereport.com/CAmetro.asp


Definitions:
  • Gasoline, All Types - weighted average price of unleaded regular, unleaded midgrade and unleaded premium gasoline, including taxes. Values are in US cents per gallon. Gas prices are specific to the San Francisco Bay Area.
  • CPI - U, All Items - Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers, for All Items (both commodities and services). CPI values are specific to the San Francisco Bay Area.
  • Gasoline Cost, April 1990 Dollars - Gasoline prices are adjusted, for inflation, to April 1990 constant dollars. The gas prices reported by BLS are in current dollars.