ENERGY CONSUMPTION IN THE TRANSPORTATION SECTOR

Energy consumption in the transportation sector accounted for 30 percent of the total gross energy input to the U.S. economy in 1975. In mid-1976, petroleum accounted for more than 95 percent of the energy input to the transportation sector, and this dominance by petroleum is also expected to continue well into the future. The consumption of petroleum products by the transportation sector has shown some variation over time. There are six major products--liquefied gases, jet fuel, lubes and waxes, gasoline, distillate fuel, and residual fuel. Their percentage distribution over time is also documented in tabular form. Regional variations in transportation energy consumption are also documented.

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  • Pagination: p. 19-37

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  • Accession Number: 00176875
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Energy Research Abstracts
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CONF-760895
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1978 12:00AM