Table 4-1 Energy Consumption by the Transportation Sector

Table 4-1
Energy Consumption by the Transportation Sector

Quads (quadrillion Btu)

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  Canada Mexico United States
1990 1995 1996 1990 1995 1996 1990 1995 1996
Energy consumption, totala 7.43 8.14 8.51 4.89 5.2 5.59 84.12 90.86 93.87
Transportation consumption, totalb 1.93 2.15 2.2 1.21 1.33 1.36 22.54 24.07 24.66
Transportation's share of total energy consumption (percent) 26 26.4 25.9 24.8 25.5 24.4 26.8 26.5 26.3
Fossil fuels, totalc 1.92 2.14 2.19 N N N 22.49 24.03 24.62
Natural gas 0.13 0.23 0.24 N N N 0.68 0.72 0.73
Trillion cubic feet 0.12 0.22 0.23 N N N 0.66 0.7 0.71
Petroleum 1.79 1.91 1.95 1.2 1.33 1.36 21.81 23.31 23.89
Million barrels 329 351 359 211 243 249 4,004 4,281 4,385
Electricityb b0.011 0.013 0.013 0.003 0.003 0.004 0.014 0.013 0.013

aFor all three countries, energy consumption, total includes electrical system energy losses.

bFor all three countries, transportation consumption, total and electricity do not include electrical system energy losses.

cCoal is not included in this table, because all three countries use negligible amounts of coal for transportation.

KEY: N = Data are nonexistent.

NOTES

Canada

Energy consumption, total: Includes renewable energy.

Transportation consumption, total: Includes fuel used in fisheries and in private trucking, but excludes fuel consumption by publicadministrations.

Mexico

Natural gas: Data are nonexistent, but natural gas consumption in Mexico is estimated to be quite small.

United States

Energy consumption, total: Includes renewable energy.

Transportation consumption, total: Total is greater than the sum of the components, because electrical system energy losses are notlisted. Fisheries are not included, but fuel consumption by public administrations is included.

SOURCES

Canada

Statistics Canada. Quarterly Report on Energy Supply-Demand in Canada, Catalogue No. 57-003-XPB. (Ottawa, Ont.: various editions).

Mexico

Secretaría de Energía. Balance Nacional, Energía. 1996. (Mexico City, D.F.: 1998).

United States

U.S. Department of Energy. Energy Information Agency. Annual Energy Review, 1997 and Monthly Energy Review, August 1998. (Washington, DC: 1998).