Transportation Sector
Nova Scotia
Table 9: Road Transportation Secondary Energy Use and GHG Emissions by Energy Source
  1990   2015 2016 2017
Road Transportation Energy Use (PJ) 51.0   56.9 56.6 57.8
Passenger Road Transportation 34.4   35.7 36.4 37.2
Freight Road Transportation 16.6   21.2 20.1 20.6

Energy Use by Energy Source (PJ)
Electricity 0.0   0.0 0.0 0.0
Natural Gas 0.0   0.2 0.2 0.3
Motor Gasoline 37.8   40.8 42.2 43.6
Diesel Fuel Oil 13.0   15.9 14.1 13.8
Ethanol n.a.   n.a. n.a. n.a.
Biodiesel Fuel 0.0   n.a. n.a. n.a.
Propane 0.1   0.0 0.0 0.0

Shares (%)
Electricity 0.0   0.0 0.0 0.0
Natural Gas 0.0   0.3 0.4 0.5
Motor Gasoline 74.2   71.6 74.6 75.5
Diesel Fuel Oil 25.6   27.9 24.9 23.9
Ethanol n.a.   n.a. n.a. n.a.
Biodiesel Fuel 0.0   n.a. n.a. n.a.
Propane 0.2   0.1 0.1 0.1

Activity
Passenger-kilometres (millions) 16,399   21,314 21,881 22,737
Tonne-kilometres (millions) 5,135   7,540 7,706 8,110
Passenger Road Transportation Energy Intensity (MJ/Pkm) 2.10   1.67 1.66 1.64
Freight Road Transportation Energy Intensity (MJ/Tkm) 3.23   2.81 2.61 2.54
Road Transportation GHG Emissions Excluding Electricity (Mt of CO2e) 3.5   3.9 3.8 3.9
Passenger Road Transportation 2.4   2.4 2.4 2.5
Freight Road Transportation 1.2   1.5 1.4 1.4

GHG Emissions by Energy Source (Mt of CO2e)
Electricity  
Natural Gas 0.0   0.0 0.0 0.0
Motor Gasoline 2.6   2.7 2.8 2.9
Diesel Fuel Oil 0.9   1.1 1.0 1.0
Ethanol n.a.   n.a. n.a. n.a.
Biodiesel Fuel 0.0   n.a. n.a. n.a.
Propane 0.0   0.0 0.0 0.0

Shares (%)
Electricity  
Natural Gas 0.0   0.2 0.3 0.4
Motor Gasoline 73.8   70.5 73.6 74.5
Diesel Fuel Oil 26.0   29.2 26.1 25.0
Ethanol n.a.   n.a. n.a. n.a.
Biodiesel Fuel 0.0   n.a. n.a. n.a.
Propane 0.2   0.1 0.1 0.1
Passenger Road Transportation GHG Intensity (tonne/TJ) 69.3   67.2 67.1 67.1
Freight Road Transportation GHG Intensity (tonne/TJ) 69.9   69.9 69.7 69.6

Footnotes:

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