GASOLINE CRUNCH: FLORIDA CONSERVES MORE THAN THE NATION AS A WHOLE

This pamphlet presents data on the gasoline sold, per capita, in the state and counties of Florida for fiscal years 1970 and 1973. A display of the data for fiscal year 1973 on a map shows that no county with a city of 75,000 or more population in 1973 has a per capita sale of gasoline of more than 600 gallons. Only 3 counties with a city of 25,000 or more population in 1973 report per capita sales of more than 600 gallons. A likely explanation is that people in the nonmetropolitan counties have to drive longer distances to work and to school, indicating that commuting patterns are a major factor in the amount of gaslone that should be allocated to an area. A per capita sale of more than 1,000 gallons of gasoline accurred in 5 counties. Three of these counties are on the direct route of tourists who visit Florida by way of Interstate 75, and 2 have natural stopping points for traffic between Tallahassee and the Panhandle and the rest of Florida. Data are also included in the pamphlet on the 1973 annual and January, 1974, monthly gasoline sales in Florida, other Southeastern states, the ten most populous states, and the United States. These data show that among Southeastern states and the nation's populous states the highest increase in gasoline sale from 1972 to 1973 occurred in Florida. Florida recorded almost an 11 percent increase compared with the United States average increase of 4.5 percent. The effects of the energy crisis can be seen in the January, 1974, data. Sales in Florida were down by 9 percent from January, 1973. The United States average decrease was 7 percent.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Florida, Gainesville

    Bureau of Economic and Business Research, P.O. Box 117150
    Gainesville, FL  USA  32611-7150
  • Authors:
    • Terhune, F W
  • Publication Date: 1974-10

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 1-4
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00083707
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 8 1975 12:00AM