Fact #289: October 13, 2003
U.S. Energy Consumption, 2002
In 2002, the United States consumed more than 97 quadrillion Btu (quads) of energy. The transportation sector consumed more than one-quarter of this energy – second only to the industrial sector, which consumed one-third of total energy. Nearly 40% of the energy used in the United States in 2002 was from petroleum, and 23.6% was from natural gas. Renewables, such as hydroelectric, geothermal, wind, and solar power, accounted for 6% of energy consumption.
Source: Energy Information Administration, Monthly Energy Review, July 2003, Tables 1.3 and 2.1