TABLE 15-2b Transportation Sector Energy Use and Gross Domestic Product: 1993-2003

TABLE 15-2b Transportation Sector Energy Use and Gross Domestic Product: 1993-2003

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  1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003
Transportation sector energy use (Quadrillion Btu) 22.9 23.5 24.0 24.5 24.8 25.4 26.1 26.7 26.3 26.7 26.9
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) (Billions of chained 2000 dollars) 7,533 7,836 8,032 8,329 8,704 9,067 9,470 9,817 9,867 10,083 10,398
Transportation energy use per dollar GDP 3,120 3,000 2,983 2,943 2,850 2,797 2,757 2,720 2,663 2,647 2,584

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.

SOURCES: Transportation sector energy use-U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration, Monthly Energy Review, available at http://www.eia.doe.gov/mer/consump.html, as of June 2004. GDP-U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, National Income and Product Account Tables, available at http://www.bea.gov/bea/dn/nipaweb/TableView.asp#Mid, as of June 2004.