Transportation Sector
British Columbia and Territories
Table 9: Road Transportation Secondary Energy Use and GHG Emissions by Energy Source
  1990   2015 2016
Road Transportation Energy Use (PJ) 175.6   241.1 244.5
Passenger Road Transportation 115.0   121.6 129.8
Freight Road Transportation 60.7   119.5 114.8

Energy Use by Energy Source (PJ)
Electricity 0.3   0.5 0.5
Natural Gas 0.9   0.6 0.6
Motor Gasoline 118.3   158.7 172.2
Diesel Fuel Oil 43.9   78.4 68.9
Ethanol n.a.   n.a. n.a.
Biodiesel Fuel 0.0   n.a. n.a.
Propane 12.3   2.9 2.4

Shares (%)
Electricity 0.2   0.2 0.2
Natural Gas 0.5   0.2 0.2
Motor Gasoline 67.3   65.8 70.4
Diesel Fuel Oil 25.0   32.5 28.2
Ethanol n.a.   n.a. n.a.
Biodiesel Fuel 0.0   n.a. n.a.
Propane 7.0   1.2 1.0

Activity
Passenger-kilometres (millions) 49,390   63,175 67,027
Tonne-kilometres (millions) 15,478   30,136 30,597
Passenger Road Transportation Energy Intensity (MJ/Pkm) 2.33   1.92 1.94
Freight Road Transportation Energy Intensity (MJ/Tkm) 3.92   3.96 3.75
Road Transportation GHG Emissions Excluding Electricity (Mt of CO2e) 12.1   16.5 16.6
Passenger Road Transportation 8.0   8.2 8.7
Freight Road Transportation 4.2   8.3 8.0

GHG Emissions by Energy Source (Mt of CO2e)
Electricity  
Natural Gas 0.0   0.0 0.0
Motor Gasoline 8.3   10.7 11.6
Diesel Fuel Oil 3.1   5.6 4.9
Ethanol n.a.   n.a. n.a.
Biodiesel Fuel 0.0   n.a. n.a.
Propane 0.7   0.2 0.1

Shares (%)
Electricity  
Natural Gas 0.4   0.2 0.2
Motor Gasoline 68.1   64.8 69.5
Diesel Fuel Oil 25.4   34.0 29.5
Ethanol n.a.   n.a. n.a.
Biodiesel Fuel 0.0   n.a. n.a.
Propane 6.1   1.1 0.9
Passenger Road Transportation GHG Intensity (tonne/TJ) 69.3   67.2 66.9
Freight Road Transportation GHG Intensity (tonne/TJ) 68.9   69.7 69.3

Footnotes:

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