Availability of affordable motor fuel shapes our nations economy. Transportation relies heavily on this resource. The use of gasoline in Florida has continued to climb as more individuals travel more. According to the Energy Information Administration, the number of gasoline stations in Florida makes up over five percent of the national total.
The Florida Department of Transportation tracks the sales of and tax revenues from motor fuels. State, federal and additional local option fuel taxes are primary sources of funding for transportation expenditures, including roadway improvements.
This indicator shows the gross volume of gasoline sales reported by wholesale distributors in Florida. The data includes total highway use. The details tab provides data dated back to January 1993. Data from January 1993 through June 2009 comes from the Federal Highway Administration while data from July 2009 onward comes from the Florida Department of Transportation's Office of Comptroller.