Transportation Sector
Alberta
Table 36: Medium and Heavy Truck Secondary Energy Use and GHG Emissions by Energy Source
  1990   2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Medium Trucks
 
Medium Truck Energy Use (PJ) 22.0   92.1 96.1 106.1 108.4 99.1

Energy Use by Energy Source (PJ)
Motor Gasoline 18.8   37.7 41.8 47.9 49.0 48.3
Diesel Fuel Oil 3.1   52.7 51.9 56.1 57.0 50.5
Ethanol n.a.   1.5 2.3 1.9 2.2 n.a.
Biodiesel Fuel 0.0   n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.

Shares (%)
Motor Gasoline 85.5   40.9 43.5 45.2 45.2 48.7
Diesel Fuel Oil 14.2   57.3 54.0 52.9 52.6 51.0
Ethanol n.a.   1.6 2.4 1.8 2.0 n.a.
Biodiesel Fuel 0.0   n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.

Activity
Tonne-kilometres (millions) 2,537   13,885 14,753 16,552 17,178 15,976
Energy Intensity (MJ/Tkm) 8.69   6.63 6.51 6.41 6.31 6.20
Medium Truck GHG Emissions (Mt of CO2e) 1.5   6.4 6.7 7.4 7.6 6.9

GHG Emissions by Energy Source (Mt of CO2e)
Motor Gasoline 1.3   2.6 2.8 3.3 3.3 3.3
Diesel Fuel Oil 0.2   3.8 3.7 4.0 4.1 3.6
Ethanol n.a.   0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 n.a.
Biodiesel Fuel 0.0   n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.

Shares (%)
Motor Gasoline 85.0   39.7 42.3 44.0 44.0 47.5
Diesel Fuel Oil 14.6   58.6 55.3 54.3 54.0 52.3
Ethanol n.a.   1.5 2.2 1.6 1.9 n.a.
Biodiesel Fuel 0.0   n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
GHG Intensity (tonne/TJ) 68.0   69.8 69.7 69.7 69.7 69.7

Heavy Trucks
 
Heavy Truck Energy Use1 (PJ) 38.9   115.1 117.7 127.1 137.3 121.4

Activity
Tonne-kilometres (millions) 16,741   55,263 58,988 66,045 75,051 71,329
Energy Intensity (MJ/Tkm) 2.32   2.08 2.00 1.92 1.83 1.70
Heavy Truck GHG Emissions1 (Mt of CO2e) 2.7   8.2 8.4 9.1 9.8 8.7
GHG Intensity (tonne/TJ) 70.3   71.4 71.5 71.5 71.5 71.5

Footnotes:

1) Heavy trucks consume only diesel fuel oil.