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This shift reﬂects the increasing share of the service industry to the total economy. S. energy consumption for industrial, residential–commercial, and transportation sectors in 1973–1996. S. industrial sector. S. Department of Energy, Energy Information Agency, 1994. 8. In those years the energy consumption for industrial production barely increased, whereas the consumption for the residential–commercial and transportation sectors increased signiﬁcantly. Let us consider the pattern of energy consumption within each sector.
Coal is the cheapest fuel to extract, especially when mined near the earth’s surface. It is also inexpensive to store and transport, both within and between continents. But it is difﬁcult to use efﬁciently and cleanly, and in the United States it is used mainly as an electric utility fuel. Oil is more expensive than coal to recover, being more dispersed within geologic structures, but is more easily transported by pipeline and intercontinentally by supertanker. It is almost exclusively the fuel of transportation vehicles, and it is also the fuel of choice for industrial, commercial, and residential use in place of coal.
Also, the spent rock must be disposed of in an environmentally safe and aesthetic manner. The environmental controls alone will add greatly to the cost of extracting petroleum from the unconventional resources. After the OPEC oil embargoes in the 1970s, a consortium of oil companies started to produce pilot scale quantities of petroleum products from oil shale deposits in Colorado. However, after the prices of crude oil fell from a high of $35 per barrel in 1981 to the teens in the late 1980s, all oil shale activities in the United States ceased.