California's gasoline consumption declined 1.3 percent in the third quarter of 2012 compared with the previous year, according to the latest fuel tax data released by the State Board of Equalization.
Diesel consumption declined 4.9 percent in the period.
BOE said in-state gas use totaled 3.68 billion gallons the third quarter of 2012, compared with 3.73 billion gallons the previous year. The statewide average price of gas in last year's third quarter was $4.05 per gallon.
Diesel consumption in the third quarter of 2012 totaled 678 million gallons, compared with 713 million gallons in 2011. In California, the average price of diesel in the third quarter of 2012 was $4.20 per gallon.