According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for utility (piped) gas service were 2.07% lower in 2020 versus 2017 (a $0.41 difference in value).
Between 2017 and 2020: Utility (piped) gas service experienced an average inflation rate of -0.69% per year. In other words, utility (piped) gas service costing $20 in the year 2017 would cost $19.59 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.73% during this same period, inflation for utility (piped) gas service was lower.
In the year 2017: Pricing changed by 7.97%, which is significantly above the average yearly change for utility (piped) gas service during the 2017-2020 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2017 (2.13%), inflation for utility (piped) gas service was much higher.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Utility (piped) gas service:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Utility (piped) gas service, over time, for $20 beginning in 2017. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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