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Figure 7-3 Energy Use by Mode of Transportation: 2013

Thursday, March 31, 2016

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Total = 26 quadrillion Btu Percent Total
Air 6.9% 1,810
Rail freight 2.0% 515
Transit & Amtrak 0.6% 150
Water 3.9% 1,016
Pipeline 3.4% 888
Highway 0.0%  
Light-duty 59.2% 15,471
Single-unit truck 7.6% 1,994
Combination truck 15.3% 3,994
Bus 1.1% 294
  100.0% 26,131

KEY: Btu = British thermal unit

SOURCE: Air–Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Office of Airline Information. Rail–Association of American Railroads. Transit–Federal Transit Administration. Amtrak–National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak), personal communication with Energy Management Department and Government Affairs Department. Water– U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration and U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration. Pipeline– U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration. Highway– Federal Highway Administration as cited in U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics, table 4-6, available at as of March 2015.