Gas Prices and Modern History

Gas price (USD) per gallon in January of each year, adjusted for inflation. The events were not scientifically selected. This time line was created for demonstration purposes only. It does not represent any sort of balanced historical commentary.

History

September 17, 1978
November 4, 1979 - January 20, 1981
2 August 1990 - 28 February 1991
13 September 1993
9/11/2001
September 2008 - Present
June 1, 2009

US Political Parties

January 20, 1974 - January 19, 1977
1/21/75 - 1/20/81
January 20, 1977 - January 20, 1981
January 21, 1981 - January 20, 1993
1/21/81 - 1/20/87
1/21/87 - 1/20/95
January 21, 1993 - January 20, 2001
1/21/95 - 1/20/01
1/21/2001 - 1/20/2003
January 21, 2001 - January 20, 2009
1/21/03 - 1/20/2007
1/21/07 - 1/20/09
1/21/09 - 1/20/11
January 21, 2009 - January 20, 2013