TABLE 14-2b Transportation Sector Energy Use and Gross Domestic Product: 1994-2004

TABLE 14-2b Transportation Sector Energy Use and Gross Domestic Product: 1994-2004

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  1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Transportation sector energy use
(quadrillion BTU)
23.5 24.0 24.5 24.8 25.4 26.1 26.7 26.3 26.7 26.9 27.5
Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
(billions of chained 2000 dollars)
7,836 8,032 8,329 8,704 9,067 9,470 9,817 9,891 10,075 10,381 10,842
Transportation energy use per dollar GDP 3,000 2,983 2,943 2,850 2,797 2,757 2,720 2,657 2,649 2,593 2,538

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/, as of April 2005. GDP—U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, National Income and Product Account tables, available at http://www.bea.gov/, as of April 2005.