The EIA reported today that the U.S.’s expenditures for delivered energy totaled $1.127 trillion, or 6.2% of the nation’s GDP, in 2015—the lowest since 2004. The decrease was approximately 20% lower than expenses in 2014, which totaled a little over $1.4 trillion.
Decreases in transportation prices
Transportation expenditures made up approximately 45% of the $1.127 trillion, or about $507 billion. Transportation expenditures include expenditures for fuels for automobiles, rail lines, aircraft, and ships and barges. Transportation expenditures...

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