Transportation Sector
Alberta
Table 9: Road Transportation Secondary Energy Use and GHG Emissions by Energy Source
  1990   2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Road Transportation Energy Use (PJ) 197.9   344.9 360.9 390.9 409.8 376.0
Passenger Road Transportation 112.6   107.6 114.0 121.5 125.9 118.2
Freight Road Transportation 85.3   237.3 246.9 269.3 284.0 257.7

Energy Use by Energy Source (PJ)
Electricity 0.2   0.5 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4
Natural Gas 0.1   0.3 0.3 0.3 1.2 1.1
Motor Gasoline 138.5   156.0 168.6 185.9 191.4 189.9
Diesel Fuel Oil 48.6   180.2 180.9 195.5 207.0 183.1
Ethanol n.a.   6.2 9.3 7.2 8.6 n.a.
Biodiesel Fuel 0.0   n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
Propane 10.4   1.6 1.4 1.6 1.3 1.5

Shares (%)
Electricity 0.1   0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Natural Gas 0.1   0.1 0.1 0.1 0.3 0.3
Motor Gasoline 70.0   45.2 46.7 47.6 46.7 50.5
Diesel Fuel Oil 24.6   52.2 50.1 50.0 50.5 48.7
Ethanol n.a.   1.8 2.6 1.8 2.1 n.a.
Biodiesel Fuel 0.0   n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
Propane 5.3   0.5 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.4

Activity
Passenger-kilometres (millions) 45,073   55,965 58,806 62,131 63,921 59,983
Tonne-kilometres (millions) 21,514   72,764 77,759 87,052 96,988 91,976
Passenger Road Transportation Energy Intensity (MJ/Pkm) 2.50   1.92 1.94 1.96 1.97 1.97
Freight Road Transportation Energy Intensity (MJ/Tkm) 3.97   3.26 3.17 3.09 2.93 2.80
Road Transportation GHG Emissions Excluding Electricity (Mt of CO2e) 13.7   24.0 25.1 27.1 28.4 26.0
Passenger Road Transportation 7.8   7.3 7.7 8.2 8.5 8.0
Freight Road Transportation 5.9   16.7 17.3 18.9 19.9 18.1

GHG Emissions by Energy Source (Mt of CO2e)
Electricity  
Natural Gas 0.0   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1
Motor Gasoline 9.7   10.6 11.4 12.6 12.9 12.8
Diesel Fuel Oil 3.4   12.9 12.9 14.0 14.8 13.1
Ethanol n.a.   0.4 0.6 0.5 0.6 n.a.
Biodiesel Fuel 0.0   n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
Propane 0.6   0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1

Shares (%)
Electricity  
Natural Gas 0.0   0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2
Motor Gasoline 70.5   44.2 45.6 46.3 45.5 49.2
Diesel Fuel Oil 24.9   53.6 51.6 51.5 52.1 50.3
Ethanol n.a.   1.7 2.4 1.7 1.9 n.a.
Biodiesel Fuel 0.0   n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
Propane 4.6   0.4 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.3
Passenger Road Transportation GHG Intensity (tonne/TJ) 69.6   67.9 67.7 67.5 67.2 67.3
Freight Road Transportation GHG Intensity (tonne/TJ) 69.1   70.4 70.2 70.2 70.2 70.2

Footnotes:

1) Data on GHG emissions are presented excluding GHG emissions related to electricity production.