Following a review of past trends in energy supply and consumption and an explanation of the assumptions upon which this present forecast is based, a presentation is made of the total U.S. energy forecast to the year 2000. This forecast is then broken down according to the various consumer sectors. One of these is the transportation sector, where energy consumption is expected to increase from 18,290 trillion Btu in 1974 to 32,200 trillion Btu in 2000, or at an average annual growth rate of 2.2 percent. Petroleum's share of this market is expected to shift from 96.3 percent in 1974 to 97.8 percent in 200, while natural gas utilization is expected to decline from 3.6 percent to 1.9 percent. The share for electricity is expected to remain negligible (0.1 percent in 1974 to 0.3 percent in 2000). The total energy consumption of the transportation sector is expected to decline from 25.1 percent of total U.S. gross energy consumption in 1974 to 20.7 percent in 2000. The explanation of this forecast is that changes in the transportation sector will primarily be limited to the introduction of smaller and more efficient automobiles. Timelags associated with phasing in new equipment and with the research and development of new equipment preclude any impacts of new transportation equipment on the energy forecast to the year 2000.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Bureau of Labor Statistics

    Department of the Interior
    Washington, DC  United States  20212
  • Authors:
    • Dupree Jr, W G
    • Corsentino, J S
  • Publication Date: 1975-12

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 65 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00131344
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 14 1976 12:00AM