This volume surveys the history of energy prices. We have used spot prices to avoid all the problems inherent in attempting to link futures prices. The details of how the various series were constructed are contained in the explanatory notes for Volume 26.
|Start Date||Frequency||Chart Type||Orientation|
|Crude Oil (nominal and inflation adjusted)||1913||Mixed||Comp Log Scale||Landscape|
|Crude Oil (Brent)||1957||Mixed||Log Scale||Landscape|
|Crude Oil (West Texas Intermediate)||1983||Daily||Log Scale||Landscape|
|Unleaded Gasoline||1983||Daily||Log Scale||Landscape|
|Heating Oil||1979||Daily||Log Scale||Landscape|
|Crude Oils (West Texas & Brent)||1983||Mixed||Comp Log Scale||Landscape|
|Crude, Unleaded Gas, Heating Oil & Propane||1983||Mixed||Comp Log Scale||Portrait|
|Annual Rates of Change: Crude, Unleaded Gas, Heating Oil & Propane||1984||Monthly||Comp Growth Scale||Portrait|
|Crude Oil and AMEX Oil Stock Index (XOI)||1985||Daily||Comp Log Scale||Landscape|
|Crude Oil and Total Rotary Rigs Running (US)||1959||Mixed||Comp Log Scale||Landscape|
|US Rotary Rig Counts: Total, Oil and Gas||1987||Weekly||Comp Log Scale||Portrait|
This chart (V26i) compares the annual growth rates of four fossil fuels, Crude Oil, Unleaded Gas, Heating Oil and Propane.
Even on this low-resolution thumbnail, you can see that Propane is more volatile than the other three.
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The real charts look much better than these thumbnails.
To portray all the data series in this volume properly, it was necessary to use four different chart formats. Examples of each format are available in other volumes. To see them, click on the links below.