TABLE 5-7 - Energy Consumption by Mode of Transportation: 2004-2008

TABLE 5-7 - Energy Consumption by Mode of Transportation: 2004-2008

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Trillion Btu, domestic activities only

  2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Air        
Jet Fuel        
Certificated carriers 1,902 1,887 1,849 1,847 1,710
General aviation 166 206 222 201 230
Aviation gasoline          
General aviation 33 35 34 33 30
Highway        
Gasoline, diesel and other fuels        
Passenger car and motorcycle 9,451 9,701 9,404 9,327 8,969
Other 2-axle 4-tire vehicle 7,927 7,359 7,586 7,730 7,650
Single-unit 2-axle 6-tire or more truck 1,120 1,188 1,232 1,255 1,236
Combination truck 3,355 3,840 3,898 3,959 3,719
Bus 189 155 159 159 154
Transit          
Electricity 20 20 20 22 22
Motor fuel        
Diesel 101 101 102 99 99
Gasoline and other nondiesel fuels 7 7 9 18 21
Compressed natural gas 16 17 20 19 20
Rail, Class I (in freight service)        
Distillate / diesel fuel 563 571 585 567 542
Amtrak          
Electricity 2 2 2 2 2
Distillate / diesel fuel 10 9 9 9 9
Water        
Residual fuel oil 702 775 861 947 758
Distillate / diesel fuel oil 297 278 264 267 165
Gasoline 129 158 155 153 142
Pipeline          
Natural gas 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 January 2011.