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Monthly Energy Review November 2012 Release


The November 2012 Monthly Energy Review (MER), EIA's primary report of recent energy statistics, was released on November 28, 2012.  Preliminary data on transportation sector energy consumption indicate that for August 2012:

·          The U.S. transportation sector accounted for 29 percent of total primary energy consumption.  Total energy consumption in the sector equaled 2.4 quadrillion Btu, which was virtually unchanged from August 2011.

·          Petroleum accounted for 93 percent of transportation sector total energy consumption.  Biomass consumed in the transportation sector, which includes fuel ethanol (minus denaturant) and biodiesel, accounted for 4 percent of total sector consumption.  Natural gas accounted for 3 percent.

The MER provides monthly and annual data on total energy production, consumption, and trade; energy prices; overviews of petroleum, natural gas, coal, electricity, nuclear energy, renewable energy, and international petroleum; carbon dioxide emissions; and data unit conversions. See What’s New in the MER for a record of changes.

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