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Transportation Energy Consumption by Energy Source

(Trillion Btu)

Dataset Excel: 

Totals may not equal sum of components due to independent rounding.


Btu = British thermal unit

1 Transportation use of natural gas is gas consumed in the operation of pipelines, primarily in compressors, and gas consumed as vehicle fuel.

2 Includes ethanol blended into motor gasoline.

3 "Other" is the sum of aviation gasoline, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), and lubricants.

4 Ethanol blended into motor gasoline is included in motor gasoline, but is also shown separately to display the use of renewable energy by the transportation sector.  It is counted only once in the total.

5 Incurred in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity plus plant use and unaccounted for electrical system energy losses.


U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration, State Energy Data System, Consumption Estimates, available at as of July 2015.