Legacy Publication

You are here

Table 1-61M: Crude Oil and Petroleum Products Transported in the United States by Mode

Table 1-61M: Crude Oil and Petroleum Products Transported in the United States by Mode

(billions)

Excel | CSV

  1975 1980 1985 1990 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Tonne-kilometers Percent Tonne-kilometers Percent Tonne-kilometers Percent Tonne-kilometers Percent Tonne-kilometers Percent Tonne-kilometers Percent Tonne-kilometers Percent Tonne-kilometers Percent Tonne-kilometers Percent Tonne-kilometers Percent Tonne-kilometers Percent Tonne-kilometers Percent Tonne-kilometers Percent Tonne-kilometers Percent Tonne-kilometers Percent Tonne-kilometers Percent Tonne-kilometers Percent Tonne-kilometers Percent Tonne-kilometers Percent
Crude oil, total 484.0 100.0 1,099.4 100.0 1,147.8 100.0 917.2 100.0 855.5 100.0 793.1 100.0 710.9 100.0 663.0 100.0 617.6 100.0 548.9 100.0 549.8 100.0 560.6 100.0 555.4 100.0 546.2 100.0 549.4 100.0 534.3 100.0 489.8 100.0 (R) 543.1 100.0 490.6 100.0
Pipelinesa 420.5 86.9 529.4 48.2 488.2 42.5 488.8 53.3 490.4 57.3 493.9 62.3 492.6 69.3 487.8 73.6 468.8 75.9 413.8 75.4 404.4 73.6 418.4 74.6 415.4 74.8 414.2 75.8 428.5 78.0 438.7 82.1 389.2 79.5 (R) 447.2 (R) 82.3 391.6 79.8
Water carriersb 59.3 12.2 565.6 51.4 655.8 57.1 425.1 46.4 361.6 42.3 295.5 37.3 215.1 30.3 172.1 26.0 146.0 23.6 132.9 24.2 143.2 26.0 139.7 24.9 137.4 24.7 129.5 23.7 118.4 21.6 93.1 17.4 97.7 19.9 92.3 (R) 17.0 95.0 19.4
Motor carriersc 2.0 0.4 3.6 0.3 2.6 0.2 2.2 0.2 2.5 0.3 2.5 0.3 2.5 0.3 2.3 0.4 2.0 0.3 1.8 0.3 1.6 0.3 1.8 0.3 1.9 0.3 1.8 0.3 2.0 0.4 2.0 0.4 2.3 0.5 2.5 (R) 0.5 2.5 0.5
Railroads 2.2 0.5 0.7 0.1 1.2 0.1 1.0 0.1 1.2 0.1 1.2 0.1 0.7 0.1 0.7 0.1 0.7 0.1 0.6 0.1 0.6 0.1 0.7 0.1 0.7 0.1 0.7 0.1 0.6 0.1 0.6 0.1 0.6 0.1 1.0 0.2 1.5 0.3
Refined petroleum products, total 752.2 100.0 718.7 100.0 597.6 100.0 654.9 100.0 670.0 100.0 699.3 100.0 685.6 100.0 694.5 100.0 715.2 100.0 726.0 100.0 720.1 100.0 701.7 100.0 734.2 100.0 771.4 100.0 773.3 100.0 714.5 100.0 729.8 100.0 (R) 709.4 100.0 692.2 100.0
Pipelinesa 319.7 42.5 329.4 45.8 335.6 56.2 364.0 55.6 387.2 57.8 410.1 58.6 407.5 59.4 417.1 60.1 433.0 60.5 429.1 59.1 436.7 60.6 437.4 62.3 446.3 60.8 461.2 59.8 458.4 59.3 410.1 57.4 425.0 58.2 (R) 437.1 61.6 438.3 63.3
Water carriers 375.8 50.0 336.4 46.8 206.1 34.5 230.4 35.2 223.7 33.4 225.0 32.2 216.5 31.6 214.8 30.9 215.3 30.1 224.0 30.8 213.0 29.6 192.6 27.4 213.2 29.0 231.0 29.9 232.7 30.1 218.0 30.5 217.7 29.8 191.0 26.9 177.7 25.7
Motor carriersc 38.3 5.1 35.5 (R) 4.9 39.3 6.6 41.2 6.3 35.9 5.4 40.9 5.8 38.0 5.5 39.0 5.6 40.3 5.6 43.9 6.1 43.4 6.0 42.9 6.1 46.6 6.3 48.5 6.3 48.8 6.3 49.3 6.9 48.9 6.7 48.8 6.9 47.0 6.8
Railroads 18.4 2.4 17.5 2.4 16.5 (R) 2.8 19.4 3.0 23.2 3.5 23.4 3.3 23.7 3.4 23.7 3.4 26.6 3.7 29.1 4.0 27.0 3.8 28.8 4.1 28.2 3.8 30.8 4.0 33.3 4.3 37.1 5.2 38.3 5.2 32.6 4.6 29.1 4.2
Combined crude and petroleum
products, total
1236.2 100.0 1,818.1 100.0 1,745.4 100.0 1,572.1 100.0 1,525.5 100.0 1,492.4 100.0 1,396.5 100.0 1,357.5 100.0 1,332.8 100.0 1,275.0 100.0 1,269.9 100.0 1,262.3 100.0 1,289.6 100.0 1,317.6 100.0 1,322.7 100.0 1,248.9 100.0 1,219.7 100.0 (R) 1,252.5 100.0 1,182.6 100.0
Pipelinesa 740.2 59.9 858.8 47.2 823.9 47.2 852.8 54.2 877.6 57.5 904.0 60.6 900.1 64.5 904.9 66.7 901.8 67.7 842.8 66.1 841.1 66.2 855.8 67.8 861.7 66.8 875.4 66.4 886.9 67.1 848.7 68.0 814.2 66.8 (R) 884.3 (R) 70.6 829.8 70.2
Water carriersb 435.1 35.2 902.0 49.6 862.0 49.4 655.5 41.7 585.3 38.4 520.5 34.9 431.6 30.9 386.9 28.5 361.3 27.1 356.8 28.0 356.2 28.1 332.3 26.3 350.5 27.2 360.5 27.4 351.1 26.5 311.1 24.9 315.4 25.9 283.2 (R) 22.6 272.7 23.1
Motor carriersc 40.3 3.3 39.1 2.2 41.9 2.4 43.4 2.8 38.4 2.5 43.4 2.9 40.4 2.9 41.3 3.0 42.3 3.2 45.7 3.6 45.0 3.5 44.7 3.5 48.5 3.8 50.2 3.8 50.8 3.8 51.4 4.1 51.4 4.2 51.2 (R) 4.1 49.5 4.2
Railroads 20.6 1.7 18.2 1.0 17.7 1.0 20.4 1.3 (R) 24.4 1.6 24.5 1.6 24.4 1.7 24.4 1.8 27.3 2.0 29.6 2.3 27.6 2.2 29.5 2.3 28.9 2.2 31.5 2.4 33.9 2.6 37.7 3.0 38.8 3.2 33.6 (R) 2.7 30.5 2.6

a Beginning with 2006 data, Pipeline data were taken from PHMSA F 7000-1-1.
Previously, data were extracted from FERC Form No. 6, which included data for
federally-regulated pipelines. For 2005, data for federally regulated Pipelines were estimated to include about 90 percent
of the total national ton-miles, so the Pipeline
statistics for that year were adjusted to include an additional 10 percent of
ton-miles. From 1990 through 2004, the federally regulated estimate was 84
percent with a 16 percent addition for other Pipeline
ton-miles.

b The large increase in Water carrier Ton-miles between 1975 and 1980 reflects the entrance
of the Alaska pipeline, moving crude petroleum for water transportation to
U.S. refineries.

c The amount carried by Motor carriers is estimated.

NOTES

Details may not add to
totals due to rounding in the source publication.

1.459972
tonne-kilometers = 1 ton mile.

SOURCES

1975: Association of
Oil Pipe Lines, Shifts in
Petroleum Transportation
(Washington,
DC), table 6.

1980-85: Ibid.,
(Washington, DC: Annual Issues), tables 1, 2, and 3.

1990-2009: Ibid.,
(Washington, DC: Annual Issues), tables 1, 2, and 3, available at
http://www.aopl.org/publications/?fa=reports as of Apr. 5, 2012.

Updated: Sunday, May 21, 2017