Table 1 - Fuel Consumption in the United States: 1992 and 2000 

Table 1 - Fuel Consumption in the United States: 1992 and 2000

(Thousand gasoline-equivalent gallons)

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Type of fuel 1992 2000
Alternative fuels    
Liquefied petroleum gas 208,142 247,062
Compressed natural gas 16,823 98,351
Liquefied natural gas 585 7,121
Methanol (85%)1 1,069 585
Methanol, neat (100%) 2,547 437
Ethanol (85%)1 21 7,074
Ethanol (95%)1 85 13
Electricity 359 2,670
Subtotal 229,631 363,313
Replacement fuels/oxygenates    
MTBE2 1,175,000 3,087,900
Ethanol in gasohol 701,000 1,016,300
Biodiesel U 6,816
Traditional fuels    
Gasoline3 110,135,000 125,720,000
Diesel 23,866,000 36,979,200
Total fuel consumption 134,230,631 163,062,513

1 The 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.

KEY: U = unavailable.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration, Alternatives to Traditional Transportation Fuels 1999 (revised), table 10, available at http://www.eia.doe.gov/, as of Jan. 8, 2002 (1992 data) and Oct. 29, 2002 (2000 data).