Series Is Presented Here As Two Variables--(1)--Original Data, 1917-1930 (2)--Original Data, 1926-1962. Data Were Computed By The Bureau Of Mines From Stocks At First Of Month, Plus Production, Plus Imports, Minus Exports, Minus Stocks At End Of Month. The Bureau Of Mines Prefers To Call These Estimates "Demand" Rather Than Consumption, Since There Are Substantial Unreported Stocks. Source: Bureau Of Mines, Petroleum Refinery Statistics, Various Issues Of Minerals Yearbook, Monthly Petroleum Statements, Mineral Industry Surveys, And Survey Of Current Business.
This NBER data series m01127a appears on the NBER website in Chapter 1 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter01.html.
NBER Indicator: m01127a
Release: NBER Macrohistory Database
National Bureau of Economic Research, Gasoline, Total Domestic Demand for United States [M0127AUSM387NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis https://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/M0127AUSM387NNBR/, September 1, 2015.