Manufacturers Significantly Reduce Fuel Use

U.S. manufacturing consumed 19.4 quadrillion British thermal units (Btu) of energy in 2018, the latest year available, according to Energy Information Administration (EIA). Fuel consumption accounted for about two-thirds of this consumption.

The EIA notes that between 1998 and 2018, U.S. manufacturing’s gross output grew by 12% while the sector’s fuel consumption decreased 16% and its fuel intensity fell by 25%, largely due to technological advancements and greater efficiency. 4/22/2021