Table 4-10: Estimated Consumption of Alternative and Replacement Fuels for Highway Vehicles

Table 4-10: Estimated Consumption of Alternative and Replacement Fuels for Highway Vehicles

(Thousand gasoline-equivalent gallons)

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  1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000R 2001PP
TOTAL fuel consumptiond 134,231,000 135,913,000 140,719,000 144,775,000 148,180,000 151,597,859 156,839,186 R161,247,140 161,784,100 164,231,341
Alternative fuels                    
Liquefied petroleum gases 208,142 264,655 248,467 232,701 239,158 238,356 241,583 R242,141 242,695 243,196
Compressed natural gas 16,823 21,603 24,160 35,162 46,923 65,192 73,251 R86,286 97,568 107,476
Liquefied natural gas 585 1,901 2,345 2,759 3,247 3,714 5,343 R5,828 6,847 7,566
Methanol, 85%a 1,069 1,593 2,340 2,023 1,775 1,554 1,212 R1,073 996 918
Methanol, neat 2,547 3,166 3,190 2,150 347 347 449 R447 437 406
Ethanol, 85%a 21 48 80 190 694 1,280 1,727 R2,075 3,344 4,575
Ethanol, 95%a 85 80 140 995 2,699 1,136 59 59 54 51
Electricity 359 288 430 663 773 1,010 1,202 R1,431 1,819 2,143
Total 229,631 293,334 281,152 276,643 295,616 312,589 324,826 R339,340 353,760 366,331
Oxygenates                    
Methyl-tertiary-butyl-etherb 1,175,000 2,069,200 2,018,800 2,691,200 2,749,700 3,104,200 2,915,600 R3,331,000 3,104,200 2,937,500
Ethanol in gasohol 701,000 760,000 845,900 910,700 660,200 830,700 916,000 R956,900 1,011,800 1,066,000
Traditional fuels                    
Gasolinec 110,135,000 111,323,000 113,144,000 115,943,000 117,783,000 119,336,000 122,849,000 R125,111,000 124,651,000 126,284,000
Diesel 23,866,000 24,296,630 27,293,370 28,555,040 30,101,430 31,949,270 33,665,360 R35,796,800 36,779,340 37,581,010
Total 134,001,000 135,620,000 140,437,000 144,498,000 147,884,000 151,285,270 156,514,360 R160,907,800 161,430,340 163,865,010

KEY: PP = based on plans or projections; R = revised.

a The remaining portion of 85% methanol, 85% ethanol, and 95% ethanol fuels is gasoline. Consumption data include the gasoline portion of the fuel.

b Includes a very small amount of other ethers, primarily tertiary-amyl-methyl-ether and ethyl-tertiary-butyl-ether.

c Gasoline consumption includes ethanol in gasohol and methyl-tertiary-butyl-ether.

d Total fuel consumption is the sum of alternative fuels, gasoline and diesel. Oxygenate consumption is included in gasoline consumption.

NOTE: Numbers may not add to totals due to rounding.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration, available at www.eia.doe.gov as of Sept. 27, 2001.