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FOTW #1117, January 20, 2020: The Number of U.S. Crude Oil Refineries Has Declined but Total Distillation Capacity Has Risen From 1982 to...
January 20, 2020
U.S. refineries have decreased in number since 1985, but total distillation capacity rose to a high of 18.7 million barrels per calendar day in 2019.
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FOTW #1116, January 13, 2020: U.S. Light-Duty Vehicle Sales in 2019 Were Nearly 17 Million Vehicles
January 13, 2020
For calendar year 2019, U.S. light-duty vehicle sales totaled 16.965 million which is just slightly less than 2018.
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FOTW #1115, January 6, 2020: Urban Congestion Decreased from 2014 to 2018
January 6, 2020
Average congestion on monitored roadways in America’s urban areas has improved by 47 minutes per day since 2014.
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FOTW #1114, December 30, 2019: There Are Currently About 142,000 Public Gasoline Stations in the United States
December 30, 2019
In 1972 there were nearly 290,000 public gasoline stations. In 2019 there are only 142,000 stations.
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FOTW #1113, December 23, 2019: Average Annual Highway Vehicle Miles Traveled Per Capita Varies by State
December 23, 2019
On a per-capita basis, the number of vehicle-miles traveled on the nation’s roads varies from a low of 5,300 annual miles to 16,900 annual miles.
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FOTW #1112, December 16, 2019: The U.S. Transportation Sector Consumed 1.4 Quadrillion Btu of Fuel Made from Biomass in 2018
December 16, 2019
Of the 28.4 quadrillion Btu (quads) of energy consumed by the U.S. transportation sector in 2018, 1.4 quads were produced from biomass.
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FOTW #1111, December 9, 2019: Annual Petroleum Production in the United States More Than Doubled from 2008 to 2018
December 9, 2019
Annual petroleum production in the United States doubled from 6.8 million barrels per day (mmbd) in 2008 to 15.3 mmbd in 2018.
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FOTW #1110, December 2, 2019: Average Annual Gasoline Taxes Paid per Vehicle, by State, 2019
December 2, 2019
The average fuel economy for all light vehicles on the road today is 22.3 miles per gallon and the average annual miles driven is 11,484 miles.
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FOTW #1109, November 25, 2019: All-Electric Vehicles Have the Lowest Estimated Annual Fuel Cost of All Light-Duty Vehicles
November 25, 2019
The estimated annual fuel costs for model year (MY) 2019 all-electric light-duty vehicles are the lowest of all the different vehicle technologies.
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FOTW #1108, November 18, 2019: Fuel Economy Guide Shows the Number of Conventional Gasoline Vehicle Models Achieving 45 Miles per Gallon ...
November 18, 2019
The number of conventional gasoline vehicle models achieving an EPA combined rating of 45 mpg or greater increased from one to eight (MY 2000-2019).
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DOE Announces $59 Million and 43 projects to Accelerate Advanced Vehicle Technologies Research
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Department of Energy Under Secretary of Energy Mark W. Menezes announced $59 million for 43 projects for new...
August 16, 2019
Department of Energy Announces 2019 Technology Commercialization Fund Projects
Projects will strengthen partnerships between National Laboratories and private sector companies to deploy promising technologies to the marketplace.
June 25, 2019
DOE Announces $59 Million to Accelerate Advanced Vehicle Technologies Research
Funding opportunity seeks projects to address priorities in advanced batteries and electric drive systems, energy efficient mobility systems and more.
April 3, 2019
Department of Energy Announces $50 Million for Commercial Truck, Off-road Vehicle, and Gaseous Fuels Research
Funding opportunity addresses priorities in gaseous fuels research, including natural gas, biopower, and hydrogen; and more.
March 1, 2019