NORC at the University of Chicago is conducting survey operations for the EIA-878 “Motor Gasoline Price” and EIA-888 “On-Highway Diesel Fuel Price” Surveys, which are sponsored by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). NORC is collecting data on the cash price of self-serve, conventional, and reformulated motor gasoline and self-serve, motor vehicle diesel fuel from a nationally representative panel of gas stations on a weekly basis. The gasoline and diesel surveys enable EIA to provide stakeholders with weekly gasoline and diesel pump prices each Monday (Tuesday, if Monday is a government holiday).
The EIA-878, "Motor Gasoline Price Survey" and EIA-888 "On-Highway Diesel Fuel Price Survey" are nationally prominent efforts in the energy data field. NORC will make available several choices of survey modes for each respondent, allowing them to choose which mode they would prefer, These modes of data collection will include: Computer-Assisted Telephone Interview (CATI), web-survey, Interactive Voice Response (IVR), fax, manual retrieval from company website (for selected diesel fuel providers) and email.
The weekly motor gasoline and diesel fuel price surveys will enhance NORC's relationship with the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), a key client of the SEE department. These surveys offer an opportunity to develop and enhance our knowledge with the introduction and use of the Voxco® case management system. Voxco® provides the capability of integrating web, outbound CATI, and inbound capabilities as a multi-mode data collection system.
The EIA-878, "Motor Gasoline Price Survey" and EIA-888, "On-Highway Diesel Fuel Price Survey" data are used to monitor changes in both gasoline and motor vehicle diesel fuel prices and to report to Congress and others when requested. The EIA-878 data findings are also used by EIA to monitor trends in gasoline markets and to analyze price impacts of new legislative requirements.
To access the EIA-878/EIA 888 web survey, click here.
To access the EIA-878 and EIA-888 survey summary forms, visit the EIA webpage.