One-third of Oregon's energy use comes from transportation: personal cars, fleets, shipments, and more.
The transportation industry moves people and goods throughout the state of Oregon. In some cases we are the starting point or the destination; other times, people or goods are just passing through.
Transportation - by air, water, rail, or road - is one of the largest contributors of greenhouse gas emissions. At ODOE, our work focuses on increasing the use of alternative fuels like electricity and biofuels, supporting zero-emission vehicle technology, and implementing policies that decrease carbon emissions.
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Transportation Sector Energy Use
The transportation sector accounts for the largest share of energy used in Oregon, at about 31 percent. The USDOE Energy Information Agency estimates that Oregon spent $8.5 billion on transportation fuels in 2014, $7.7 billion of that was on gasoline and diesel fuel. In terms of energy cost, transportation makes up over half of all dollars spent on energy in the state:
After a dip in gasoline use in Oregon in 2011-2014, use is increasing again. Data is likely to show that 2016 and 2017 use will increase:
In 2005, 98 percent of energy in the transportation sector was from petroleum resources. In 2015, the percentage decreased to 91 percent - indicating a rise in the use of alternative fuels