Cost of a Gallon of Gasoline Since 1980 / by urbanexus

This chart from  provides some perspective on the average US price for a gallon of unleaded gasoline (inflation-adjusted).  While  the price as of mid 2009 is below the record high levels of the first half of 2008, they are above where it was from 1984-2004--a two decade span of relative energy price stability.  See also for a history of the price one person paid at the pump since 1979. ENERGY - 2009-08-14 - Gasoline prices (inflation adjusted)