Figure 5-1: Energy Consumption by Freight Transportation Mode: 2002
In 2002, trucking accounted for 69 percent of freight transportation energy consumption. Water accounted for 15 percent, natural gas pipelines 9 percent, and Class I rail only 7 percent.
Data represented in the figure
Table in Excel format
|Class I Rail (Distillate/diesel fuel)||517|
|Pipeline (natural gas only)||688|
Note: Data do not include energy consumed by oil pipelines (crude petroleum and petroleum products) nor coal slurry/water slurry pipelines.
Sources: Truck: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Highway Statistics, (Washington, DC: Annual issues).
Rail: Association of American Railroads, Railroad Facts (Washington, DC: October 2002), p. 40.
Water: U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration, Fuel Oil and Kerosene Sales (Washington, DC: Annual issues); U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Highway Statistics (Washington, DC: Annual issues), table MF-24 and similar tables in earlier editions.
Pipeline: U.S. Department of Energy, Natural Gas Annual 2001, DOE/EIA-0131(01) (Washington, DC: November 2002), table 15 and similar tables in earlier editions.