With respect to the costs of fuel transport (not just gasoline) I would then revise the preliminary conclusions from the earlier post as follows:
- The UK spends about 300% more than the US on fuel transport as a proportion of GDP (in round numbers, the US is at about 0.3% and the UK 1.4%, for the 2010 data)
- Assuming UK petrol consumption is constant in 2011 and 2012, and GDP in 2012 = 2011, then the index above increases to 120 in 2011, or about the same as it was in 2000.
- Thus, since 2001 US spending on gasoline as a proportion of GDP has increase by about 30%, while UK spending is about the same level or a little less.
I am also following up on trying to get global data on energy and petroleum intensity of GDP, as discussed here (thanks to those who have emailed, but no hard data yet!).