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Title: Affordability of Household Transportation Fuel Costs by Region and Socioeconomic Factors

Abstract

Transportation energy is an important component of household budgets. Household vehicle fuel, one part of total transportation energy costs is over 3% of total household expenditures nationwide in the U.S. The average annual expenditure of over $2,000 for vehicle fuel (mostly gasoline) is comparable to the total average household expenditures for electricity and natural gas combined. However, these average values vary geographically, and lower income households can face higher energy cost burdens. The highly resolved data developed in this study reveals the variation of household energy burdens across the country and provides localized data to support local decision making.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
OSTI Identifier:
1760477
Report Number(s):
ANL/ESD-20/11
165141
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
transportation energy affordability; vehicle miles traveled (VMT); stock-weighted MPG; gasoline price; machine learning

Citation Formats

Zhou, Yan, Aeschliman, Spencer, and Gohlke, David. Affordability of Household Transportation Fuel Costs by Region and Socioeconomic Factors. United States: N. p., 2020. Web. doi:10.2172/1760477.
Zhou, Yan, Aeschliman, Spencer, & Gohlke, David. Affordability of Household Transportation Fuel Costs by Region and Socioeconomic Factors. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/1760477
Zhou, Yan, Aeschliman, Spencer, and Gohlke, David. Tue . "Affordability of Household Transportation Fuel Costs by Region and Socioeconomic Factors". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/1760477. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1760477.
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title = {Affordability of Household Transportation Fuel Costs by Region and Socioeconomic Factors},
author = {Zhou, Yan and Aeschliman, Spencer and Gohlke, David},
abstractNote = {Transportation energy is an important component of household budgets. Household vehicle fuel, one part of total transportation energy costs is over 3% of total household expenditures nationwide in the U.S. The average annual expenditure of over $2,000 for vehicle fuel (mostly gasoline) is comparable to the total average household expenditures for electricity and natural gas combined. However, these average values vary geographically, and lower income households can face higher energy cost burdens. The highly resolved data developed in this study reveals the variation of household energy burdens across the country and provides localized data to support local decision making.},
doi = {10.2172/1760477},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/1760477}, journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2020},
month = {12}
}