Transportation Sector
British Columbia and Territories
Table 9: Road Transportation Secondary Energy Use and GHG Emissions by Energy Source
  1990   2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Road Transportation Energy Use (PJ) 175.6   216.2 224.2 236.5 236.4 243.1
Passenger Road Transportation 115.0   108.3 111.3 114.6 115.6 119.6
Freight Road Transportation 60.7   107.9 112.9 121.8 120.8 123.5

Energy Use by Energy Source (PJ)
Electricity 0.3   0.7 0.8 0.8 0.1 0.1
Natural Gas 0.9   0.6 0.7 0.5 0.5 0.6
Motor Gasoline 118.3   134.0 138.4 142.8 146.1 156.6
Diesel Fuel Oil 43.9   71.0 75.0 83.9 81.6 83.0
Ethanol n.a.   5.8 5.6 5.2 5.4 n.a.
Biodiesel Fuel 0.0   n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
Propane 12.3   4.0 3.7 3.4 2.8 2.8

Shares (%)
Electricity 0.2   0.3 0.4 0.3 0.0 0.0
Natural Gas 0.5   0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2
Motor Gasoline 67.3   62.0 61.7 60.4 61.8 64.4
Diesel Fuel Oil 25.0   32.8 33.5 35.5 34.5 34.2
Ethanol n.a.   2.7 2.5 2.2 2.3 n.a.
Biodiesel Fuel 0.0   n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
Propane 7.0   1.9 1.7 1.4 1.2 1.2

Activity
Passenger-kilometres (millions) 49,390   56,194 58,325 60,121 60,145 62,501
Tonne-kilometres (millions) 15,420   23,645 25,417 28,249 28,909 30,788
Passenger Road Transportation Energy Intensity (MJ/Pkm) 2.33   1.93 1.91 1.91 1.92 1.91
Freight Road Transportation Energy Intensity (MJ/Tkm) 3.93   4.56 4.44 4.31 4.18 4.01
Road Transportation GHG Emissions Excluding Electricity (Mt of CO2e) 12.1   14.8 15.4 16.2 16.2 16.7
Passenger Road Transportation 8.0   7.3 7.5 7.7 7.8 8.1
Freight Road Transportation 4.2   7.5 7.9 8.5 8.4 8.6

GHG Emissions by Energy Source (Mt of CO2e)
Electricity  
Natural Gas 0.0   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Motor Gasoline 8.3   9.1 9.4 9.7 9.8 10.6
Diesel Fuel Oil 3.1   5.1 5.4 6.0 5.8 5.9
Ethanol n.a.   0.4 0.4 0.3 0.3 n.a.
Biodiesel Fuel 0.0   n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
Propane 0.7   0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2

Shares (%)
Electricity  
Natural Gas 0.4   0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2
Motor Gasoline 68.1   61.4 61.1 59.5 60.7 63.2
Diesel Fuel Oil 25.4   34.2 34.9 37.0 35.9 35.6
Ethanol n.a.   2.5 2.3 2.1 2.2 n.a.
Biodiesel Fuel 0.0   n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
Propane 6.1   1.7 1.5 1.3 1.0 1.0
Passenger Road Transportation GHG Intensity (tonne/TJ) 69.3   67.5 67.2 67.2 67.4 67.5
Freight Road Transportation GHG Intensity (tonne/TJ) 68.9   69.8 69.8 69.8 69.8 69.8

Footnotes:

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