Transportation Sector
Quebec
Table 9: Road Transportation Secondary Energy Use and GHG Emissions by Energy Source
  1990   2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Road Transportation Energy Use (PJ) 317.5   411.7 403.6 381.5 393.9 397.9
Passenger Road Transportation 219.7   245.9 244.8 229.9 236.5 239.7
Freight Road Transportation 97.8   165.8 158.7 151.6 157.3 158.2

Energy Use by Energy Source (PJ)
Electricity 1.2   1.4 1.8 0.8 0.9 0.9
Natural Gas 0.2   0.1 0.2 1.4 1.4 1.4
Motor Gasoline 236.4   276.2 273.7 259.2 276.6 282.3
Diesel Fuel Oil 78.0   123.6 117.6 109.5 114.2 112.5
Ethanol n.a.   9.7 9.6 9.9 n.a. n.a.
Biodiesel Fuel 0.0   n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
Propane 1.7   0.7 0.7 0.7 0.8 0.8

Shares (%)
Electricity 0.4   0.3 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.2
Natural Gas 0.1   0.0 0.0 0.4 0.4 0.4
Motor Gasoline 74.5   67.1 67.8 68.0 70.2 70.9
Diesel Fuel Oil 24.6   30.0 29.2 28.7 29.0 28.3
Ethanol n.a.   2.4 2.4 2.6 n.a. n.a.
Biodiesel Fuel 0.0   n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
Propane 0.5   0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2

Activity
Passenger-kilometres (millions) 96,056   128,289 128,075 119,043 122,999 125,416
Tonne-kilometres (millions) 30,721   58,635 56,643 57,202 64,458 72,915
Passenger Road Transportation Energy Intensity (MJ/Pkm) 2.29   1.92 1.91 1.93 1.92 1.91
Freight Road Transportation Energy Intensity (MJ/Tkm) 3.18   2.83 2.80 2.65 2.44 2.17
Road Transportation GHG Emissions Excluding Electricity (Mt of CO2e) 22.1   28.2 27.6 26.0 26.9 27.1
Passenger Road Transportation 15.3   16.6 16.4 15.4 15.9 16.0
Freight Road Transportation 6.8   11.6 11.1 10.6 11.0 11.0

GHG Emissions by Energy Source (Mt of CO2e)
Electricity  
Natural Gas 0.0   0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1
Motor Gasoline 16.5   18.7 18.5 17.5 18.6 18.9
Diesel Fuel Oil 5.5   8.8 8.4 7.8 8.2 8.0
Ethanol n.a.   0.6 0.6 0.6 n.a. n.a.
Biodiesel Fuel 0.0   n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
Propane 0.1   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Shares (%)
Electricity  
Natural Gas 0.0   0.0 0.0 0.3 0.3 0.3
Motor Gasoline 74.7   66.3 67.1 67.1 69.2 70.0
Diesel Fuel Oil 24.8   31.3 30.5 30.1 30.3 29.6
Ethanol n.a.   2.2 2.2 2.4 n.a. n.a.
Biodiesel Fuel 0.0   n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
Propane 0.5   0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2
Passenger Road Transportation GHG Intensity (tonne/TJ) 69.7   67.4 67.1 67.0 67.1 66.9
Freight Road Transportation GHG Intensity (tonne/TJ) 69.9   70.2 70.1 70.1 70.1 69.8

Footnotes:

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