TABLE 1-5-9 - Energy Consumption by the Transportation Sector: 1998-2008

TABLE 1-5-9 - Energy Consumption by the Transportation Sector: 1998-2008

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Quadrillion Btu

  Energy consumption (all sectors) Total transportation consumption Transportation as percent of total energy consumption Total primary consumption Natural gas Petroleum products Electricity Electrical system energy losses
1998 95.18 25.26 26.5 25.20 0.67 24.42 0.017 0.04
1999 96.82 25.95 26.8 25.89 0.68 25.10 0.017 0.04
2000 98.98 26.55 26.8 26.49 0.67 25.68 0.018 0.04
2001 96.33 26.28 27.3 26.22 0.66 25.41 0.020 0.04
2002 97.86 26.85 27.4 26.79 0.70 25.91 0.019 0.04
2003 98.21 27.00 27.5 26.93 0.63 26.06 0.023 0.05
2004 100.35 27.90 27.8 27.82 0.60 26.92 0.025 0.05
2005 100.48 28.36 28.2 28.28 0.62 27.31 0.026 0.06
2006 99.88 28.84 28.9 28.76 0.62 27.65 0.025 0.05
2007 101.55 29.13 28.7 29.05 0.67 27.77 0.028 0.06
2008 99.30 27.92 28.1 27.84 0.68 26.33 0.026 0.06

KEY: Btu = British thermal unit.

NOTES: Total transportation consumption is the sum of primary consumption, electricity, and electrical system energy losses categories. Total primary consumption is the sum of natural gas, petroleum products, and biomass categories. Biomass is not reported separately in this table. Natural gas is consumed in the operation of pipelines, primarily in compressors, and small amounts consumed as vehicle fuel.

Petroleum products includes most nonutility use of fossil fuels to produce electricity and small amounts (about 0.1 quadrillion Btu per year since 1990) of renewable energy in the form of ethanol blended into motor gasoline.

Electrical system energy losses are incurred in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity plus plant use and unaccounted for electrical system energy losses.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration, Annual Energy Review 2008, tables 2.1a and 2.1e, available at http://www.eia.doe.gov as of December 2009 as reported in U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics, table 4-4, available at http://www.bts.gov/ as of January 2010.