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U.S. Energy Consumption by the Transportation Sector (Metric)

(Petajoules)

Embedded Dataset Excel:

Dataset Excel:

table_04_04M_113020.xlsx

Notes:

Energy consumption (all sectors) differs from totals in table 4-2M for 1990 and subsequent years. 

1,055.0559 petajoules = 1 quadrillion British thermal unit (Btu).

1 short ton = 0.90718474 metric tonnes

1 cubic foot = 0.02831685 cubic meters

Description:

KEY: N = data do not exist.

a Sum of primary consumption, electricity, and electrical system energy losses categories.

b Sum of biomass, natural gas, and petroleum categories.

c Beginning from 1980, small amounts of coal consumed for transportation are included in industrial sector consumption.

d Consumed in the operation of pipelines, primarily in compressors, and small amounts consumed as vehicle fuel.

e Includes most nonutility use of fossil fuels to produce electricity and small amounts (about 105.5 Petajoules per year since 1990) of renewable energy in the form of ethanol blended into motor gasoline.

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

Source:

U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration, Monthly Energy Review (Washington DC: Annual Issues), tables 2.1, 2.5, 3.7c and 4.3, available at https://www.eia.gov/totalenergy/data/monthly/index.php as of Nov. 2, 2020.

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