I still use Fuelly.com to track my fuel consumption. Here are the results of my driving in 2011:

  • I refueled 17 times.
  • The average distance I drove between fill-ups was 871.9 km (541.8 miles).
  • The average price I paid per litre of diesel was $1.26 ($4.76 per US gallon).
  • The total distance tracked in 2010 was 14,823 km (9,210 miles).
  • To drive that distance, I used 912.40 litres of fuel (241.03 US gallons).
  • I spent an average of $67.45 for each refuel.
  • I spent a total of $1146.66 on fuel.
  • That works out to 8¢ per kilometre (12¢ per mile).
  • My average fuel economy for the year was 6.2 litres/100 km (38.2 MPG).

Taking it a bit further, 17 fill-ups in 52 weeks averages out to a fill-up every 3 weeks.

Comparing the numbers to last year’s results is nothing but bad news. The prices are up and everything else is down, including fuel efficiency. The up-side is that fuel efficiency is only slightly down, but I drove less, so the effect of the increased fuel prices isn’t what it could have been. Last year the average cost per litre was $1.01, and this year it’s up 25¢. That’s no small increase!