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When is the average gas (fuel) consumption higher? In the summer or the winter?

When is the average gas (fuel) consumption higher? In the summer or the winter? Topic: Travel case scales
June 17, 2019 / By Alvy
Question: I can't find the data showing average fuel consumption per month and debating with some people when it is highest. The winter months make a good case because of the cold and less walking that is done, but the summer could prove to be higher as well with more roadtrips that people take, fuel for their toys (boats, etc), etc.. Anyone able to provide the data showing when fuel consumption (on either a north american or global scale) is highest??
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Thrud Thrud | 6 days ago
From what I've read, one of the most major influences for fuel consumption is travel--during the summer months, more people go on vacations and travel more, resulting in higher gas usage. Aside from that, colder air typically means more oxygen density, which helps improve efficiency for combustion engines, although oil companies say that they change the fuel mixture during the summer to help make them more efficient (which results in higher gas prices). For statistical data, the US Department of Energy has a chart of the US gasoline usage data from 1983 to 2008, broken down to each month. It's not exactly graphed for you to see which months have higher usage, but a cursory at the numbers seem to indicate that, indeed, gas usage is typically higher in the months spanning from June to August. You can graph each year separately on your own, if you wish. I'm including the link to DOE's numbers in the source below.
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From my understanding, increased travel and therefore fuel consumption happens around Memorial day and goes pretty much through the summer up until Labor day.
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