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Energy Intensity of Amtrak Services

Embedded Dataset Excel:

Dataset Excel:

table_04_26_102620.xlsx

Notes:

The heat equivalent factors used in Btu conversion are:

  Diesel = 137,381 Btu/gallon.

  Electric = 3,412 Btu/kWh.

Description:

KEY:  Btu = British thermal unit; kWh = kilowatt hour.

aRevenue passenger-miles data prior to 2001 are fiscal year data; 2001 data and more recent data are calendar year data.

b Does not include electric power generation and distribution losses, which, if included, would triple the electric conversion factor given below and increase the numbers in this row by about 20 percent.

cElectric usage and diesel usage data are calendar year data.

Source:

Revenue passenger-miles:

1975-2000: Amtrak, Amtrak Annual Report, Statistical Appendix (Washington, DC:  Annual Issues).

2001-19: Amtrak, personal communications, Jan. 7, 2010, Jul. 26, 2011, Apr. 24, 2012, June 9, 2014, June 23, 2016, Aug 8, 2017, May 23, 2019, and Aug. 31, 2020.

Locomotive fuel consumed:

1975-2001: Amtrak., State and Local Affairs Department, personal communication.

2001-19: Amtrak, personal communications, Jan. 7, 2010, Jul. 26, 2011, Apr. 24, 2012, June 9, 2014, June 23, 2016, Aug 8, 2017, May 23, 2019, and Aug. 31, 2020.

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