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 liters)

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  Canada Mexico United States
1990 1995 1996 1990 1995 1996 1992a 1995 1996
Fuel consumption, total 42,324,176 46,177,399 46,997,886 N N N 508,118,000 548,035,000 560,929,000
Alternative fuels, total 824,370 1,179,468 1,210,743 N N N 869,248 1,050,478 1,125,142
Liquified petroleum gases (LPG) 748,240 954,847 985,256 N N N 787,903 880,869 905,312
Compressed natural gas (CNG) 76,110 224,321 225,187 N N N 63,682 133,103 177,623
Liquified natural gas (LNG) 0 0 0 N N N 2,214 10,444 12,291
Methanol, 85 percent (M85) 20 300 300 N N N 4,047 10,928 12,833
Methanol, neat (M100) 0 0 0 N N N 9,641 8,139 1,314
Ethanol, 85 percent (E85) 0 0 0 N N N 79 719 2,627
Ethanol, 95 percent (E95) 0 0 0 N N N 322 3,766 10,217
Electricity NS NS NS N N N 1,359 2,510 2,926
Oxygenates Methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) NS NS NS N N N 4,448,000 10,187,300 10,408,700
Ethanol in gasohol 10,000 40,000 40,000 N N N 2,654,000 3,447,400 2,499,100
Traditional fuels                  
Gasoline 33,928,534 35,017,600 35,471,523 N N N 416,906,000 438,892,000 445,857,000
Diesel 7,561,272 9,940,331 10,275,620 N N N 90,343,000 108,092,590 113,946,310

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

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

NOTE

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).