TABLE 1-5-10 - Energy Consumption by Mode of Transportation: 1998-2009

TABLE 1-5-10 - Energy Consumption by Mode of Transportation: 1998-2009

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Trillion Btu, domestic activities only

  1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Air                    
Jet Fuel                    
Certificated carriers 1,800 1,944 2,007 1,872 1,744 1,766 1,902 1,887 1,849 1,847 1,710
General aviation 110 131 131 124 127 126 166 206 222 201 230
Aviation gasoline                      
General aviation 37 42 40 34 33 33 33 35 34 33 30
Highway                  
Gasoline, diesel and other fuels                  
Passenger car and motorcycle 8,988 9,187 9,159 9,219 9,458 9,456 9,451 9,701 9,404 9,327 8,969
Other 2-axle 4-tire vehicle 6,308 6,607 6,617 6,690 6,903 7,595 7,927 7,359 7,586 7,730 7,650
Single-unit 2-axle 6-tire or more truck 946 1,300 1,326 1,341 1,290 1,110 1,120 1,188 1,232 1,255 1,236
Combination truck 3,489 3,403 3,560 3,538 3,673 3,303 3,355 3,840 3,898 3,959 3,719
Bus 144 159 154 142 139 134 189 155 159 159 154
Transit                    
Electricity 17 18 19 19 19 19 20 20 20 22 U
Motor fuel                    
Diesel 103 106 109 103 100 99 101 101 102 99 U
Gasoline and other nondiesel fuels 7 6 6 6 6 6 7 7 9 18 U
Compressed natural gas 5 6 8 9 11 14 16 17 20 19 U
Rail, Class I (in freight service)                  
Distillate / diesel fuel 497 515 513 515 517 531 563 571 585 567 542
Amtrak                      
Electricity 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Distillate / diesel fuel 11 11 13 13 12 10 10 9 9 9 9
Water                  
Residual fuel oil 841 874 960 810 726 580 702 775 861 947 758
Distillate / diesel fuel oil 360 336 314 284 288 307 297 278 264 267 165
Gasoline 120 137 141 124 135 138 129 158 155 153 142
Pipeline                      
Natural gas 655 665 662 644 688 610 584 602 602 641 668

KEY: Btu = British thermal unit, U = Data are unavailable.

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

Transit data are preliminary.

The following conversion rates were used:

Jet fuel = 135,000 Btu/gallon

Aviation gasoline = 120,200 Btu/gallon

Compressed natural gas = 138,700 Btu/gallon

Distillate fuel = 138,700 Btu/gallon

Automotive gasoline = 125,000 Btu/gallon

Residual fuel oil = 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.

SOURCES: Air: Federal Aviation Administration; Highway: Federal Highway Administration; Transit: American Public Transportation Association; Rail: Association of American Railroads; Amtrak: National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak), Energy Management Department; Water: U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration and U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration; Pipeline: U. S. Department of Energy as cited in U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics, table 4-6, available at http://www.bts.gov/publications/national_transportation_statistics/ as of April 2010.