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Title: Regional analyses of highway energy use

Regional variation among selected factors affecting energy use in highway transportation is described and analyzed. Highway vehicle use accounts for about 95% of all motor gasoline used and a substantial portion of the diesel fuel consumed in the US. For the purposes of analysis, highway energy use can be divided into three sectoral users: household, commercial, and government. Chapter 1, Nonhighway Use of Gasoline, covers agriculture, marine, aviation, industrial and commercial, construction, snowmobiles, and motorcycles. Chapter 2, Topics in Commercial Highway Energy Use, includes the following: Commercial Use of Gasoline in Highway Transportation, Automotive Fleets and Electric Vehicle Applicability; Local and Short-Haul Commercial Trucking; Intercity Trucking; and Intracity Bus Service. Chapter 3, Selected Characteristics of Highway Energy Use by the Household Sector, includes sections entitled: Regional Gasoline Use; Ownership of New and Used Vehicles; Fuel Efficiencies and Market Shares of New Vehicle Registrations; Regional Trends in Import Passenger Car Sales and in Light Truck and Van Sales; Regional Variations in Recreational Vehicle Shipments and in Gasoline Consumption, 1977; Regional Patterns of Motorcycle and Moped Use; and An Analysis of the Differences in Carpooling Across Metropolitan Areas.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5420680
Report Number(s):
ORNL-5587
DOE Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-26
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (USA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; AUTOMOBILES; FUEL CONSUMPTION; GASOLINE; CONSUMPTION RATES; PRICES; LAND TRANSPORT; TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS; REGIONAL ANALYSIS; USA; BUSES; CARPOOLING; DIESEL FUELS; GRAPHS; HUMAN POPULATIONS; IMPORTS; MARKET; NUMERICAL DATA; OWNERSHIP; RECREATIONAL VEHICLES; RESIDENTIAL SECTOR; TABLES; TRUCKS; DATA; DATA FORMS; ENERGY CONSUMPTION; FUELS; INFORMATION; NORTH AMERICA; PETROLEUM PRODUCTS; POPULATIONS; TRANSPORT; VEHICLES 320203* -- Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization-- Transportation-- Land & Roadway; 298000 -- Energy Planning & Policy-- Consumption & Utilization