Ireland still depends heavily on oil for transport.
The majority of private cars are still fuelled by petroleum products, as are virtually all commercial vehicles. While petrol consumption fell in 2018, diesel consumption increased by 4.7% during 2018, to 3,095 kilotonnes of oil equivalent (ktoe). During the same period, the consumption of Jet kerosene, used in aviation, increased by 7.9%, to 1,102 ktoe. Oil also remains the dominant fuel in the residential sector, accounting for 38% of the residential energy consumed in Ireland during 2018.