Table 7-4: Motor-Fuel Use: 2006

Table 7-4: Motor-Fuel Use: 2006

(Millions of gallons)

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State Gasoline
Highway use
Gasoline
Nonhighway use
Special fuel
(mainly diesel)
Total use
Private and commercial Public use Private and commercial Public use Private and commercial Private and commercial Public use Combined total
Alabama 2,499 39 87 2 824 3,411 40 3,451
Alaska 254 9 30 <0.5 237 521 9 531
Arizona 2,756 37 76 2 886 3,718 39 3,757
Arkansas 1,322 26 84 1 651 2,057 28 2,084
California 15,291 219 324 11 3,046 18,661 229 18,891
Colorado 2,030 36 75 2 582 2,687 38 2,725
Connecticut 1,487 30 46 1 303 1,836 31 1,866
Delaware 427 6 21 <0.5 70 518 6 525
District of Columbia 115 9 8 <0.5 20 143 9 152
Florida 8,244 125 319 5 1,795 10,358 130 10,488
Georgia 4,766 61 152 3 1,567 6,485 64 6,549
Hawaii 458 10 10 <0.5 54 522 11 532
Idaho 594 13 43 1 264 901 14 915
Illinois 4,918 93 166 5 1,536 6,619 98 6,717
Indiana 3,047 51 89 2 1,359 4,495 53 4,548
Iowa 1,498 31 142 2 606 2,245 32 2,277
Kansas 1,213 28 73 1 435 1,721 30 1,751
Kentucky 2,073 36 117 2 889 3,079 38 3,118
Louisiana 2,490 37 96 2 785 3,371 39 3,410
Maine 672 10 21 1 188 882 11 893
Maryland 2,613 30 73 1 563 3,249 31 3,280
Massachusetts 2,726 37 61 2 396 3,184 39 3,223
Michigan 4,629 70 178 3 933 5,739 73 5,812
Minnesota 2,458 47 158 2 676 3,292 49 3,340
Mississippi 1,536 37 86 1 643 2,266 39 2,305
Missouri 3,009 49 129 2 1,077 4,216 51 4,267
Montana 450 11 37 1 260 747 11 758
Nebraska 751 19 66 1 412 1,229 20 1,249
Nevada 1,119 15 38 1 399 1,557 15 1,572
New Hampshire 676 10 31 <0.5 102 809 10 820
New Jersey 4,137 47 94 3 968 5,200 49 5,249
New Mexico 912 17 37 1 521 1,469 18 1,487
New York 5,495 108 175 5 1,374 7,044 113 7,157
North Carolina 4,103 108 187 3 1,123 5,412 111 5,524
North Dakota 308 9 34 <0.5 170 512 10 522
Ohio 4,885 85 178 4 1,602 6,665 89 6,754
Oklahoma 1,675 34 107 2 781 2,562 35 2,598
Oregon 1,483 27 67 1 547 2,096 28 2,125
Pennsylvania 4,869 77 128 4 1,603 6,599 81 6,681
Rhode Island 388 8 11 <0.5 58 457 9 466
South Carolina 2,436 30 89 1 707 3,232 31 3,264
South Dakota 372 11 41 <0.5 192 605 11 616
Tennessee 2,962 47 87 2 1,041 4,090 49 4,138
Texas 11,313 160 329 8 4,054 15,696 168 15,864
Utah 990 21 39 1 503 1,533 22 1,554
Vermont 328 6 14 <0.5 66 408 6 414
Virginia 3,850 54 105 3 1,104 5,059 57 5,116
Washington 2,587 39 94 2 705 3,386 41 3,428
West Virginia 798 17 25 1 295 1,118 18 1,136
Wisconsin 2,339 46 116 2 761 3,215 48 3,263
Wyoming 297 7 53 <0.5 360 710 7 717
United States 132,649 2,187 4,845 102 40,094 177,588 2,288 179,877

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.

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 2006, Washington, DC: 2008, table MF-21.