This figure shows a projection of US energy consumption from 2008 through 2035. This projection is from the US Energy Information Administration, published in 2011. The figure shows the total U.S. consumption of liquid fuels, including both fossil liquids and biofuels, is projected to grow from 36.6 quadrillion Btu (18.8 million barrels per day) in 2009 to 41.8 quadrillion Btu (22.0 million barrels per day) in 2035 in the AEO2011 Reference case. The transportation sector is projected to dominate demand for liquid fuels, and its share (as measured by energy content) will grow only slightly, from 72 percent of total liquids consumption in 2009 to 74 percent in 2035. Biofuel consumption will account for most of the growth; with expectations of additional waivers, the biofuel portion of liquid fuels consumption will be 3.9 quadrillion Btu.
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