Table 1 - Fuel Consumption in the United States: 1992 and 1999

Table 1 - Fuel Consumption in the United States: 1992 and 1999

(Thousand gasoline-equivalent gallons)

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Type of fuel 1992 1999
Alternative fuels    
Liquefied petroleum gas 208,142 242,141
Compressed natural gas 16,823 86,286
Liquefied natural gas 585 5,828
Methanol (85%)1 1,069 1,073
Methanol, neat (100%) 2,547 447
Ethanol (85%)1 21 2,075
Ethanol (95%)1 85 59
Electricity 359 1,431
Subtotal 229,631 339,340
Replacement fuels/oxygenates    
MTBE2 1,175,000 3,331,000
Ethanol in gasohol 701,000 956,900
Traditional fuels    
Gasoline3 110,135,000 125,111,000
Diesel 23,866,000 35,796,800
Total fuel consumption 134,230,631 161,247,140

1The remaining portion of 85% methanol and both ethanol fuels is a gasoline. Data include gasoline portion of the fuel.
2 Methyl-tertiary-butyl-ether (MTBE) includes a small amount of other ethers, primarily tertiary-amyl-methyl-ether and ethyl-tertiary-butyl-ether.
3 Includes ethanol in gasohol and MTBE.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration, Alternatives to Traditional Transportation Fuels 1998 (Washington, DC: 2000), available at http://www.eia.doe.gov/cneaf/solar.renewables/alt_trans_fuel98/atf_99.html, as of May 2001.