Table 4-1: Energy Consumption by Mode of Transportation (Petajoules, 10 to the 15th joules)


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Canada
United States
Mexico

 

Notes:

  All countries

Transportation energy consumption: Electrical systems energy losses are excluded from the overall total as well as individual modal totals.

Transit: Canadian and U.S. data refer to all transit, including local transit buses and other road transit vehicles, which are also reported under road.

Some ferryboats are also included.

  Mexico

Road, other fuels: Refers to liquefied petroleum gas and, since 1999, includes natural gas.

Road, gasoline, diesel and other fuels: Includes data on transit and motor fuels, and no breakdown is possible. “Other fuels” include liquefied petroleum gas and dry gas.

Rail, distillate/diesel fuel: Includes passenger and cargo services. As of June 2008, suburban railways came into operation, and no breakdown is possible.

Transit, motor fuels: Data for subcategories cannot be separately identified for transit. Instead they are included in the fuel categories for road (gasoline, diesel and other fuels).

Water transport, residual fuel oil, distillate/diesel fuel oil: In 1991, vessel fuel usage began to change. Diesel began to be substituted for residual fuel oil.

  United States

The revised numbers are revised from the original source. Energy consumption, total: Includes renewable energy. Transportation consumption, total: The total is greater than the sum of the components because electrical system energy losses are not included.

 

Sources:

  Canada

Pipeline:

1990: Statistics Canada. Table 128-0002 Supply and demand of primary and secondary energy in terajoules, quarterly. CANSIM (database). http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim (accessed November 1, 2012).

1995-2013: Statistics Canada. Table 128-0016 Supply and demand of primary and secondary energy in terajoules, annual. CANSIM (database). http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim (accessed November 7, 2016).

All other modes: Natural Resources Canada, Energy Efficiency Trends Analysis Tables, 1990-2013: http://oee.nrcan.gc.ca/corporate/statistics/neud/dpa/showTable.cfm?type=AN&sector=tran&juris=00&rn=1&page=0 (accessed November 7, 2016).

  Mexico

Secretaría de Energía. Balance Nacional de Energía 2015. Mexico, (CDMX)

  United States
Total: U.S. Department of Energy. Energy Information Administration, Annual Energy Review (Washington DC: Annual Issues). Table 2.1a (total energy consumption) 2.1e (total transportation energy consumption), available at http://www.eia.gov/totalenergy/data/annual/index.cfm.

Air: Jet Fuel: Certificated air carriers: U.S.  Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Office of Airline Information, available at http://www.bts.gov/xml/fuel/report/src/index.xml and http://www.transtats.bts.gov/fuel.asp.

General Aviation: 1990-93: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, General Aviation and Avionics Survey (Washington DC: Annual Issues), Table 5.1 1994-2010, Table 31 and similar tables in earlier editions, available at http://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/headquarters_offices/apl/aviation_forecasts.

Road: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Highway Statistics, Summary to 1995. 1996-2012: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Highway Statistics (Washington, DC: Annual Issues), tables MF-21, MF-27, available at http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/policyinformation/statistics.cfm as of July 2014. Other Fuels: 1990-2011: U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration, Alternatives to Traditional Transportation Fuels (Washington, DC: Annual Issues), table C1 and similar tables in earlier editions, available at http://www.eia.gov/renewable/alternative_transport_vehicles/index.cfm.

Pipeline: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics, Table 4-6, available at http://www.bts.gov/publications/national_transportation_statistics.

Freight Rail: Association of American Railroads, Railroad Facts, (Washington, DC: Annual Issues). Page 40.

Intercity rail: 1990: National Railroad Passenger Corp. State and Local Affairs Department. Private Communication. 1995, 1996: National Railroad Passenger Corp. Director of Fuel Management. 1997-2009: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics (Washington DC: Annual Issues), table 4-18, available at http://www.bts.gov/publications/national_transportation_statistics.

Transit: 1990-1995: American Public Transportation Association, Public Transportation Fact Book (Washington, DC: Annual Issues), tables 27, 28, 29  and similar tables in earlier editions. 1996-2009: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration, National Transit Database, Annual Data Tables, table 17 and similar tables in earlier editions, available at http://www.ntdprogram.gov/ntdprogram.

Water transport: Residual and distillate/diesel fuel oil: U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration, Fuel Oil and Kerosene Sales (Washington, DC: Annual issues), Sales of Residual Fuel Oil by End Use and similar tables in earlier editions, available at http://www.eia.gov/oil_gas/petroleum/data_publications/fuel_oil_and_kerosene_sales/foks.html.

Gasoline: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Highway Statistics (Washington, DC: Annual Issues), table MF-24 and similar tables in earlier editions, available at http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/policyinformation/statistics.cfm.

Sources are as cited in U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics, table 4-6M, available at http://www.bts.gov/publications/national_transportation_statistics.