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Energy for Transport in Developing Countries

Transportation is the major market for liquid fuels in many developing countries, accounting on average for one half of total consumption. Unlike the other end-use sectors, possibilities for fuel switching in transport are limited, at least for the time being. Given the existing stock of transport equipment, virtually the entire increase in consumption of transport fuels for the next 15 years or so will involve petroleum products.

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Energy Specializations: Energy Access – Sustainable Development and Distributed Energy; Energy and the Economy –Economic Growth and Energy Demand; Energy and the Economy – Resource Endowments and Economic Performance

JEL Codes:
Q01 - Sustainable Development
O13 - Economic Development: Agriculture; Natural Resources; Energy; Environment; Other Primary Products
Q34 - Natural Resources and Domestic and International Conflicts

Keywords: Transport fuels, Developing countries, Oil products, Gasoline demand

DOI: 10.5547/ISSN0195-6574-EJ-Vol8-No3-3

Published in Volume 8, Number 3 of The Quarterly Journal of the IAEE's Energy Economics Education Foundation.