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Highway vehicles are responsible for the majority of the energy consumed by the transportation sector. Most of the fuel used in light vehicles is gasoline, while most of the fuel used in medium and heavy trucks and buses is diesel.
Transportation Energy Use by Mode and Fuel Type, 2013
Rail includes transit, intercity passenger, and freight.
Water includes waterborne commerce and recreational boating.
Air includes all domestic operations and one-half of international operations.
Civilian consumption only. Totals may not include all possible uses of fuels for transportation (e.g., snowmobiles).
|Mode||Gasoline||Diesel fuel||Liquefied petroleum gas||Jet fuel||Residual fuel oil||Natural gas||Electricity||Total|
|Medium/heavy trucks & buses||0.3||2.5||0.0||0.0||0.0||0.0||*||2.8|
|Total highway & nonhighway||8.3||3.1||0.0||1.0||0.3||0.0||0.0||12.8|
* Data on electricity use of highway vehicles is not available.