Table 7-4: Mississippi and U.S. Motor-Fuel Use: 2000

Table 7-4: Mississippi and U.S. Motor-Fuel Use: 2000

(Millions of gallons)

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Vehicle ownership Gasoline
Highway use
Gasoline
Nonhighway use
Special fuel
(mainly diesel)
Total use
Mississippi United States Mississippi United States Mississippi United States Mississippi United States
Private and commercial 1,489 126,735 60 2,876 515 33,377 2,064 162,988
Public use 32 2,149 2 96 N N 34 2,245
Total 1,521 128,884 62 2,972 515 33,377 2,098 165,232

1 Based on reports from state motor-fuel tax agencies. Gasohol is included with gasoline. Public use and nonhighway use were estimated by the Federal Highway Administration.

KEY: N = data do not exist.

NOTE: The term "motor fuel" applies to gasoline and all other fuels, including special fuels, coming under the purview of the state motor-fuel tax laws. "Special fuels" include diesel fuel and, to the extent they can be quantified, liquefied petroleum gases such as propane. Gasohol, a blend of gasoline and fuel alcohol, is included with gasoline.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Highway Statistics 2000, Washington, DC: October 2001, available at http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/ohim/hs00/pdf/mf21.pdf as of Apr. 20, 2002.