# How did the 1973 oil embargo affect AvGas prices?

Does anyone in the aviation community remember what the price of avgas (100LL) was pre -and- post 1973 OPEC Oil Embargo?

Ballpark per gallon is fine. East Coast prices.

• This answer contains a link to statistics for a variety of fuel prices, but unfortunately it starts only shortly after the first oil crisis. As a rule of thumb, prices jumped by a factor of four in 1973. – Peter Kämpf Feb 4 '17 at 22:35
• More on oil price, including during the embargo. Source. Now if you need to relate oil price to traffic, this graphic might be interesting: Source: ICAO Fuel efficiency and ICAO role during previous crisis. – mins Feb 5 '17 at 2:49
• East Coast of where? – Simon Feb 5 '17 at 8:09
• The average price of a gallon of gasoline in May 1973 was 38.5 cents a gallons or $1.96 in 2012 dollars. By June 1974, it had risen to 55 cents or$2.53 a gallon in 2012 dollars. Given that at that time auto gas was leaded and there was no separation of avgas from regular gasoline in the pipeline system, it's safe to assume that the increase in prices for avgas was proportional. Unfortunately I don't have a source for avgas prices at the time. – Juan Jimenez Sep 7 '18 at 12:46