Table 4-3 Estimated Consumption of Alternative and Replacement Fuels for Road Motor Vehicles

Table 4-3
Estimated Consumption of Alternative and
Replacement Fuels for Road Motor Vehicles

(Thousand gasoline-equivalent gallons)

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  Canada Mexico United States
1990 1995 1996 1990 1995 1996 1992a 1995 1996
Fuel consumption, totala 11,180,864 12,198,778 12,415,527 N N N 134,231,000 144,776,000 148,182,000
Alternative fuels, total 217,776 311,582 319,844 N N N 229,631 277,507 297,231
Liquified petroleum gases (LPG) 197,664 252,244 260,277 N N N 208,142 232,701 239,158
Compressed natural gas (CNG) 20,106 59,259 59,488 N N N 16,823 35,162 46,923
Liquified natural gas (LNG) 0 0 0 N N N 585 2,759 3,247
Methanol, 85 percent (M85) 5 80 80 N N N 1,069 2,887 3,390
Methanol, neat (M100) 0 0 0 N N N 2,547 2,150 347
Ethanol, 85 percent (E85) 0 0 0 N N N 21 190 694
Ethanol, 95 percent (E95) 0 0 0 N N N 85 995 2,699
Electricity NS NS NS N N N 359 663 773
Oxygenates Methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) NS NS NS N N N 1,175,000 2,691,200 2,749,700
Ethanol in gasohol 2,600 10,600 10,600 N N N 701,000 910,700 660,200
Traditional fuels                  
Gasoline 8,962,970 9,250,671 9,370,584 N N N 110,135,000 115,943,000 117,783,000
Diesel 1,997,477 2,625,957 2,714,531 N N N 23,866,000 28,555,040 30,101,430

aU.S. data for 1990 are not available. Nearest data year is 1992.

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

NOTES

Mexico

Alternative fuels, liquefied petroleum gases: In Table 4-2 under road, other fuels, an estimation of fuel consumption in petajoules is shown.

SOURCES

Canada

Natural Resources Canada. Office of Energy Efficiency. (Ottawa, Ont.: 1998).

United States

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