High gasoline prices, economic jitters, and cultural changes have dampened the Northwest’s appetite for energy—and specifically for gasoline—in the past decade. Still, Cascadians are profligate energy consumers, and in general, the region’s energy use has been stuck in high gear. Sightline’s reports about gasoline consumption provide details, and include charts and graphs to make it easy to see the overall patterns of consumption.
Overall gasoline consumption patterns
- Peak Gas: NW Gas Consumption Stalled in 1999 (2011)
- Easing Off the Gas: Northwesterners Using Less Gasoline (2009)
- Braking News: Gas Consumption Goes Into Reverse (2008)
- Fueling Up: Gasoline Consumption in the Pacific Northwest (2002)
- Posts in Sightline’s blog, such as Gasoline vs. Forests: A Carbon Smackdown
- Chart: CO2 Emissions from Fossil Fuels by Sector