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

Table 7-4: Rhode Island 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
Rhode Island United States Rhode Island United States Rhode Island United States Rhode Island United States
Private and commercial 388 126,735 5 2,876 54 33,377 293 162,988
Public use 8 2,149 Z 96 N N 8 2,245
Total 388 128,884 6 2,972 54 33,377 301 165,232

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; Z = zero or less than 1 unit of measure.

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.