TABLE 112b Transportation Sector Energy Use and Gross Domestic Product: 1991-2001

TABLE 112b Transportation Sector Energy Use and Gross Domestic Product: 1991-2001

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  1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001
Transportation sector energy use (Quadrillion BTUs) 22.12 22.46 22.88 23.50 23.96 24.51 24.81 25.35 26.09 26.70 26.75
Gross Domestic Product (Billions of chained 1996 dollars) 6,676 6,880 7,063 7,348 7,544 7,813 8,160 8,509 8,859 9,191 9,215
Transportation energy use per GDP 3,314 3,264 3,240 3,199 3,176 3,137 3,040 2,979 2,945 2,905 2,903

KEY: BTU = British thermal units. The average heat content of motor gasoline is 129,024 BTU per gallon. One quadrillion BTU is equivalent to 7.75 billion gallons of motor gasoline. GDP = Gross Domestic Product.

SOURCES: Transportation sector energy use-U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Information Adminstration, Annual Energy Review 2001, available at http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/aer/contents.html, as of February 2003. GDP-U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, "National Income and Product Account Tables," available at http://www.bea.doc.gov/bea/dn1.htm, as of February 2003.