Americans drove 13% fewer miles in June than a year earlier

The Transportation Department found the Northeast saw the biggest decline

U.S. motorists drove 244.7 billion vehicle miles in June, 36.5 billion vehicle miles fewer than the same month a year earlier, as government lockdowns to stop the spread of coronavirus kept drivers home, according to a monthly report from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Continue Reading Below

The biggest year-over-year declines were in the Northeast at 19.2% and the West at 13.7%.

GET FOX BUSINESS ON THE GO BY CLICKING HERE

U.S. driving data is closely watched by oil market participants because gasoline consumption is a key driver of oil prices.

READ MORE ON FOX BUSINESS BY CLICKING HERE