Less than one-third of the raw fuel energy available in coal at the mine is converted into available electricity; about one-fifth of the fuel energy in petroleum is lost through processing by the time the gasoline is pumped into the car. Since direct and indirect fuel needs for transportation consume nearly 40 percent of fossil fuel used each year in the United States, energy loss can be diminished by more efficient means of transportation such as bus, train, pipeline, waterway--and perhaps the electric automobile.
Committee for Environmental Information438 North Skinker Boulevard
St. Louis, MO United States 63130
- Grimmer, D P
- Luszczynski, K
- Publication Date: 1972-4
- Pagination: 10 p.
- Volume: 14
- Issue Number: 3
- TRT Terms: Energy resources; Fuel conservation; Fuels
- Uncontrolled Terms: Energy crisis
- Subject Areas: Energy; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00046823
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Oct 18 1974 12:00AM