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By the end of 2013 in the US was about 256 million motor vehicles (including motorcycles, according to the data of the US Federal Highway Administration, FHWA). A growing number of automobiles and trucks was one of the main drivers of increased petroleum consumption over the years. The financial crisis of 2008 caused a sharp increase in demand for energy-efficient engines and alternative fuels. The overall demand for motor gasoline in the US has still not recovered to pre-crisis levels.

However, each year petroleum consumption is increasing during the driving season, from the late-spring, during the summer vacation season until the mid-autumn. Total demand for petroleum products in the US increase about 2% in Q3 relative to Q2 over the years on average. This seasonality in consumption patterns partially explains recent rise in gasoline and crude oil prices.

Sources: International Energy Statistics, February 2015STATE MOTOR-VEHICLE REGISTRATIONS 1994-2013

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