Gasoline’s drag on household income hit 30-year high in 2012

by Ronald D. White
Los Angeles Times
February 4, 2013

Fuel costs are taking a big bite out of household budgets, according to separate reports Monday from the Energy Department and from the Union of Concerned Scientists…

That’s despite the fact that Americans consumed less fuel in 2012 for a variety of reasons, including more efficient driving habits and higher-mileage vehicles.

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