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Table 2.1e Transportation Sector Energy Consumption Estimates, 1949-2011 (Trillion Btu)
Table 2.1e  Transportation Sector Energy Consumption Estimates, 1949-2011
                        (Trillion Btu)




Year
Primary Consumption 1

Electricity
Retail
Sales 7

Electrical
System
Energy
Losses 8




Total 
Fossil Fuels Renewable Energy 2
Total
Primary
Coal Natural Gas 3 Petroleum 4,5 Total Biomass 6
1949 1,727 NA 6,152 7,880 NA 7,880 22 88 7,990
1950 1,564 130 6,690 8,383 NA 8,383 23 86 8,492
1951 1,379 199 7,356 8,933 NA 8,933 24 84 9,042
1952 984 214 7,708 8,907 NA 8,907 22 74 9,003
1953 733 238 8,059 9,030 NA 9,030 22 71 9,123
1954 461 239 8,122 8,823 NA 8,823 20 60 8,903
1955 421 254 8,799 9,474 NA 9,474 20 56 9,550
1956 340 306 9,144 9,790 NA 9,790 19 51 9,859
1957 241 310 9,286 9,837 NA 9,837 16 43 9,896
1958 115 323 9,514 9,952 NA 9,952 15 38 10,004
1959 88 362 9,848 10,298 NA 10,298 14 36 10,349
1960 75 359 10,125 10,560 NA 10,560 10 26 10,596
1961 19 391 10,324 10,734 NA 10,734 10 25 10,769
1962 17 396 10,772 11,185 NA 11,185 10 24 11,219
1963 16 437 11,167 11,620 NA 11,620 10 24 11,654
1964 17 450 11,496 11,963 NA 11,963 10 24 11,997
1965 16 517 11,866 12,399 NA 12,399 10 24 12,432
1966 15 553 12,500 13,068 NA 13,068 10 23 13,100
1967 11 594 13,113 13,718 NA 13,718 10 24 13,752
1968 10 609 14,212 14,831 NA 14,831 10 24 14,866
1969 7 651 14,813 15,471 NA 15,471 10 25 15,507
1970 7 745 15,310 16,062 NA 16,062 11 26 16,098
1971 5 766 15,924 16,694 NA 16,694 10 25 16,730
1972 4 787 16,892 17,682 NA 17,682 10 25 17,717
1973 3 743 17,832 18,577 NA 18,577 11 25 18,613
1974 2 685 17,401 18,087 NA 18,087 10 24 18,120
1975 1 595 17,615 18,210 NA 18,210 10 24 18,245
1976 (s) 559 18,508 19,067 NA 19,067 10 24 19,101
1977 (s) 543 19,243 19,786 NA 19,786 10 25 19,822
1978 [9] 539 20,044 20,583 NA 20,583 10 24 20,617
1979 [9] 612 19,825 20,437 NA 20,437 10 24 20,472
1980 [9] 650 19,009 19,659 NA 19,659 11 27 19,697
1981 [9] 658 18,813 19,471 7 19,478 11 25 19,514
1982 [9] 612 18,422 19,034 18 19,052 11 26 19,089
1983 [9] 505 18,595 19,100 34 19,134 13 30 19,177
1984 [9] 545 19,023 19,567 41 19,609 14 33 19,656
1985 [9] 519 19,472 19,992 50 20,041 14 32 20,088
1986 [9] 499 20,183 20,682 57 20,740 15 34 20,789
1987 [9] 535 20,817 21,353 66 21,419 16 35 21,469
1988 [9] 632 21,568 22,199 67 22,267 16 35 22,318
1989 [9] 649 21,707 22,356 68 22,424 16 38 22,478
1990 [9] 680 21,626 22,306 60 22,366 16 37 22,420
1991 [9] 620 21,374 21,995 70 22,065 16 37 22,118
1992 [9] 608 21,675 22,283 80 22,363 16 36 22,415
1993 [9] 645 21,977 22,621 94 22,715 16 37 22,768
1994 [9] 709 22,497 23,206 105 23,311 17 38 23,366
1995 [9] 724 22,955 23,679 112 23,791 17 38 23,846
1996 [9] 737 23,565 24,302 81 24,383 17 38 24,437
1997 [9] 780 23,813 24,593 102 24,695 17 38 24,750
1998 [9] 666 24,422 25,088 113 25,201 17 38 25,256
1999 [9] 675 25,098 25,774 118 25,891 17 40 25,949
2000 [9] 672 25,682 26,354 135 26,489 18 42 26,548
2001 [9] 658 25,412 26,070 142 26,213 20 43 26,275
2002 [9] R 699 25,913 R 26,612 170 R 26,781 19 42 R 26,842
2003 [9] 627 26,063 26,690 230 26,920 23 51 26,994
2004 [9] 602 26,925 27,527 290 27,817 25 54 27,895
2005 [9] 624 27,309 27,933 339 28,272 26 56 28,353
2006 [9] 625 27,651 28,276 475 28,751 25 54 28,830
2007 [9] R 663 27,763 R 28,427 602 R 29,029 28 60 R 29,117
2008 [9] 692 26,407 27,099 826 27,925 26 56 28,008
2009 [9] R 715 25,339 R 26,054 R 935 R 26,989 27 56 R 27,071
2010 [9] R 716 R 25,595 R 26,310 R 1,074 R 27,384 26 55 R 27,466
2011P [9] 735 25,110 25,845 1,154 26,999 26 54 27,079
1See "Primary Energy Consumption" in Glossary. 8Total losses are calculated as the primary energy consumed by the electric power sector minus the
energy content of electricity retail sales.  Total losses are allocated to the end-use sectors in proportion to
each sector's share of total electricity retail sales.  See Note, "Electrical System Energy Losses," at end of
section.
2Data are estimates.  See Table 10.2b for notes on series components. 9Beginning in 1978, the small amounts of coal consumed for transportation are reported as industrial
sector consumption.
3Natural gas only; does not include supplemental gaseous fuels-see Note 1, "Supplemental Gaseous
Fuels," at end of Section 6.  Data are for natural gas consumed in the operation of pipelines (primarily in
compressors) and small amounts consumed as vehicle fuel-see Table 6.5.
R=Revised.  P=Preliminary.  NA=Not available.  (s)=Less than 0.5 trillion Btu.  
4Based on petroleum product supplied.  For petroleum, product supplied is used as an approximation of
petroleum consumption.  See Note 1, "Petroleum Products Supplied and Petroleum Consumption," at end
of Section 5.
Note:  Totals may not equal sum of components due to independent rounding.
5Does not include biofuels that have been blended with petroleum-biofuels are included in "Biomass."  Web Page:    See http://www.eia.gov/totalenergy/data/monthly/#consumption for updated monthly and
annual data.
6Fuel ethanol (minus denaturant) and biodiesel. Sources:  Tables 2.1f, 5.14c, 6.5, 7.3, 8.9, 10.2b, A4, A5, and A6.
7Electricity retail sales to ultimate customers reported by electric utilities and, beginning in 1996, other
energy service providers.
 
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