Table 4-2 Energy Consumption by Mode of Transportation

Table 4-2
Energy Consumption by Mode of Transportation

Trillion Btu (10 to the 12th Btu)

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  Canada Mexico United States
1990 1995 1996 1990 1995 1996 1990 1995 1996
Total 1,931.40 2,150.70 2,203.80 1,208.80 1,326.10 1,360.30 22,540 24,070 24,660
Air 175.5 175.4 195.1 69.8 90.4 88.5 1,811 1,836 1,891
Jet fuel 170.3 171.5 191.3 68.1 86.8 87.4 1,769 1,803 1,857
Aviation gasoline 5.2 3.9 3.7 1.6 3.7 1.1 42 33 34
Road 1,416.40 1,546.20 1,574.30 1,087.10 1,188.10 1,221.80 N 18,268 18,726
Gasoline 1,114.60 1,150.40 1,165.30 794.2 880.4 895.1 13,691 14,633 14,939
Diesel 277.2 364.4 376.7 278.5 290 308.5 2,900 3,600 3,750
Other fuels 24.6 31.4 32.4 14.4 17.6 18.2 N 35 37
Pipeline 135 232.5 241.2 U U U 680 722 734
Natural gas 126.1 220.7 228.9 U U U 680 722 734
Electricity 8.2 10.4 10.2 U U U U U U
Diesel 0.6 1.3 2.1 U U U U U U
Rail 84.8 76.7 75 25.2 21.4 23.4 444 493 507
Distillate/diesel fuel 84.8 76.7 75 25.2 21.4 23.4 443 492 506
Freight rail 82.6 74.7 73 U U U 432 483 496
Intercity passenger 2.2 2 2 U U U 11 9 10
Electricity Intercity passenger NS NS NS U U U 1 1 1
Transit 18 23.3 22.3 N N N N 121 119
Electricity 3 2.8 2.9 2.6 3.3 3.4 17 17 17
Motor fuels                  
Gasoline 0.5 0.4 NS N N N 4 8 8
Diesel 12.1 12.7 12 N N N 90 94 92
Compressed natural gas 2.5 7.4 7.4 N N N N 2 2
Water transport 101.7 96.7 96 N N N 1,396 1,338 1,323
Residual fuel oil 57 52.8 52.4 19.6 1.3 1.5 947 881 853
Distillate/diesel fuel oil 44.7 43.1 43 4.5 21.5 21.7 286 324 346
Gasoline NS 0.8 0.6 N N N 163 133 124

KEY: N = Data are nonexistent. NS = Not significant. U = Data are unavailable.

NOTES

All Countries

Transportation energy consumption: Electrical systems energy losses are excluded from the overall total as well as individual modal totals.

Transit: Canadian and U.S. data refer to all transit, including local transit buses and other road transit vehicles, which also are reported under road. Some ferry boats also are included.

Mexico

Road, other fuels: Refers to liquified petroleum gas.

Road, gasoline, diesel, other fuels: Includes data on transit, motor fuels, and no breakdown is possible.

Rail, distillate/diesel fuel: Includes passenger and cargo services, and no breakdown is possible.

Transit, motor fuels: Data for subcategories cannot be separately identified for transit. Instead they are included in the fuel categories for road (gasoline, diesel and other fuels).

Water transport, residual fuel oil, distillate/diesel fuel oil: In 1991, vessel fuel usage began to change. Diesel substituted for residual fuel oil.

United States

Total: The total differs from the sum of the individual modes for reasons discussed in Appendix B.

SOURCES

Canada

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

Natural Resources Canada. Canada's Energy Outlook 1996-2020. (Ottawa, Ont.: 1998).

Transit rail: Statistics Canada. Passenger Bus and Urban Transit Statistics, Catalogue No. 53-215-XPB. (Ottawa, Ont.: various years). 

Mexico

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

Comisión Nacional para el Ahorro de Energía. Private communication. (Mexico City, D.F.: 1998).

United States

Total: U.S. Department of Energy. Energy Information Administration. Annual Energy Review, 1997. (Washington, DC: 1998).

Air: U.S. Department of Transportation. Bureau of Transportation Statistics. Office of Airline Information. Private Communication.(Washington, DC: 1998).

U.S. Department of Transportation. Federal Aviation Administration. General Aviation and Avionics Survey. (Washington, DC: various  years).

Road: U.S. Department of Transportation. Federal Highway Administration. Highway Statistics, Summary to 1995. (Washington, DC:1996).

U.S. Department of Transportation. Federal Highway Administration. Highway Statistics, 1996. (Washington, DC: 1997). 

U.S. Department of Energy. Energy Information Administration. Alternatives to Traditional Transportation Fuels, 1996. (Washington,  DC: 1997).

Pipeline: U.S. Department of Energy. Natural Gas Annual 1996. (Washington, DC: 1997).

Rail: Association of American Railroads. Railroad Facts, 1997 Edition.(Washington, DC: 1997).

National Railroad Passenger Corp. State and Local Affairs Department. Private Communication. (Washington, DC: 1998).

National Railroad Passenger Corp. Director of Fuel Management. Private Communication. (Washington, DC: 1998).

American Public Transit Association. Transit Fact Book. (Washington, DC: various years).

American Public Transit Association. Private Communication. (Washington, DC: 1998).

Water transport: U.S. Department of Energy. Energy Information Administration. Fuel Oil and Kerosene Sales. (Washington, DC:various years).

U.S. Department of Transportation. Federal Highway Administration. Highway Statistics, 1996. (Washington, DC: 1997).