TABLE F-2 Energy Consumption by Mode of Transportation: 1995-2005

TABLE F-2 Energy Consumption by Mode of Transportation: 1995-2005

Trillion Btu

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  1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
Air                    
Certificated carriers                    
Jet fuel 1,711 1,784 1,831 1,800 1,944 2,004 1,892 1,735 1,749 1,839 1,861
General aviation                  
Aviation gasoline 35 35 35 37 42 40 33 33 34 34 35
Jet fuel 76 82 87 110 131 131 129 133 127 130 136
Highway                  
Gasoline, diesel and other fuels                  
Passenger car and motorcycle 8,534 8,677 8,762 8,988 9,187 9,159 9,219 9,458 9,456 9,451 9,261
Other 2-axle 4-tire vehicle 5,701 5,919 6,173 6,308 6,607 6,617 6,690 6,903 7,595 7,927 8,177
Single-unit 2-axle 6-tire or more truck 1,278 1,305 1,328 946 1,300 1,326 1,341 1,290 1,110 1,120 1,130
Combination truck 2,743 2,801 2,816 3,489 3,403 3,560 3,538 3,673 3,303 3,355 3,386
Bus 134 137 142 144 159 154 142 139 134 189 184
Transit                    
Electricity 17 17 17 17 18 19 19 19 19 20 20
Motor fuel                    
Diesel 94 96 99 103 106 109 103 100 99 101 101
Gasoline and other nondiesel fuels 8 8 7 7 6 6 6 7 6 7 7
Compressed natural gas 1 2 3 5 6 8 9 11 14 16 17
Rail, Class I (in freight service)                  
Distillate / diesel fuel 483 496 496 497 515 513 515 517 531 563 568
Amtrak                      
Electricity 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 U U U U
Distillate / diesel fuel 9 10 10 10 10 11 10 U U U U
Water                  
Residual fuel oil 881 853 750 841 874 960 810 726 580 702 702
Distillate / diesel fuel oil 324 345 357 360 336 314 284 288 307 297 278
Gasoline 133 124 123 120 137 141 124 135 138 126 158
Pipeline                      
Natural gas 722 734 775 655 665 662 644 688 610 590 603

KEY: Btu = British thermal unit; P = preliminary; U = data are unavailable.

NOTES: Certificated carriers are domestic operations only. General aviation includes fuel used in air taxi operations, but not commuter operations.

The following conversion rates were used:

Jet fuel = 135,000 Btu/gallon

Compressed natural gas = 138,700 Btu/gallon

Aviation gasoline = 120,200 Btu/gallon

Distillate fuel = 138,700 Btu/gallon

Automotive gasoline = 125,000 Btu/gallon

Residual fuel = 149,700 Btu/gallon

Diesel motor fuel = 138,700 Btu/gallon

Natural gas = 1,031 Btu/ft3

Electricity 1kWh = 3,412 Btu, negating electrical system losses. To include approximate electrical system losses, multiply this conversion factor by 3.

SOURCE: Various sources, as cited in U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics 2007, table 4-6, available at http://www.bts.gov/ as of August 2007.