Transportation Sector
Alberta
Table 9: Road Transportation Secondary Energy Use and GHG Emissions by Energy Source
  1990   2015 2016
Road Transportation Energy Use (PJ) 197.9   373.7 350.7
Passenger Road Transportation 112.6   119.3 119.9
Freight Road Transportation 85.3   254.4 230.8

Energy Use by Energy Source (PJ)
Electricity 0.2   0.4 0.4
Natural Gas 0.1   1.1 1.3
Motor Gasoline 138.5   191.1 195.2
Diesel Fuel Oil 48.6   179.6 152.5
Ethanol n.a.   n.a. n.a.
Biodiesel Fuel 0.0   n.a. n.a.
Propane 10.4   1.5 1.3

Shares (%)
Electricity 0.1   0.1 0.1
Natural Gas 0.1   0.3 0.4
Motor Gasoline 70.0   51.1 55.7
Diesel Fuel Oil 24.6   48.1 43.5
Ethanol n.a.   n.a. n.a.
Biodiesel Fuel 0.0   n.a. n.a.
Propane 5.3   0.4 0.4

Activity
Passenger-kilometres (millions) 45,073   60,167 59,690
Tonne-kilometres (millions) 21,596   92,792 91,141
Passenger Road Transportation Energy Intensity (MJ/Pkm) 2.50   1.98 2.01
Freight Road Transportation Energy Intensity (MJ/Tkm) 3.95   2.74 2.53
Road Transportation GHG Emissions Excluding Electricity (Mt of CO2e) 13.7   25.9 24.1
Passenger Road Transportation 7.8   8.0 8.0
Freight Road Transportation 5.9   17.8 16.1

GHG Emissions by Energy Source (Mt of CO2e)
Electricity  
Natural Gas 0.0   0.1 0.1
Motor Gasoline 9.7   12.9 13.1
Diesel Fuel Oil 3.4   12.8 10.9
Ethanol n.a.   n.a. n.a.
Biodiesel Fuel 0.0   n.a. n.a.
Propane 0.6   0.1 0.1

Shares (%)
Electricity  
Natural Gas 0.0   0.2 0.3
Motor Gasoline 70.5   49.8 54.4
Diesel Fuel Oil 24.9   49.6 45.0
Ethanol n.a.   n.a. n.a.
Biodiesel Fuel 0.0   n.a. n.a.
Propane 4.6   0.3 0.3
Passenger Road Transportation GHG Intensity (tonne/TJ) 69.6   67.3 67.0
Freight Road Transportation GHG Intensity (tonne/TJ) 69.1   70.1 69.7

Footnotes:

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