Fuel Use by Transportation Mode in 2017

Source: Table 2.8, Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Transportation Energy Data Book, Edition 38 (2020).
This chart shows the fuel used for domestic transportation in the United States. The largest amount is used in the form of gasoline by light-duty vehicles. The second largest portion is used in the form of diesel fuel in medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. Air travel consumes 8% of transportation petroleum, primarily in the form of jet fuel. Water and rail travel consumes 7% in the form of diesel fuel and some gasoline and electricity. Finally, pipelines consume 2% of transportation fuel, mostly in the form of natural gas.

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