We might deny it. We might diminish its importance. We might not like it. But the fact is that gas prices are intrinsically linked with the overall economy in the U.S. and have been for decades. Oil gluts and crises consistently correlate with economic prosperity and recessions, especially when looking through the lens of inflation.
In this infographic, the team at TitleMax takes a look at the gas price history of the United States to see how much a gallon of gas cost through the years as well as how much it would cost today accounting for inflation.