Transportation Sector
Nova Scotia
Table 36: Medium and Heavy Truck Secondary Energy Use and GHG Emissions by Energy Source
  1990   2012 2013 2014 2015
Medium Trucks
 
Medium Truck Energy Use (PJ) 3.4   5.0 4.8 4.6 4.7

Energy Use by Energy Source (PJ)
Motor Gasoline 2.1   2.2 1.9 1.9 1.9
Diesel Fuel Oil 1.3   2.8 2.9 2.7 2.8
Ethanol n.a.   0.1 0.0 0.0 n.a.
Biodiesel Fuel 0.0   n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.

Shares (%)
Motor Gasoline 62.7   43.2 39.9 40.7 40.3
Diesel Fuel Oil 37.2   55.2 59.7 59.2 59.6
Ethanol n.a.   1.6 0.5 0.1 n.a.
Biodiesel Fuel 0.0   n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.

Activity
Tonne-kilometres (millions) 382   771 744 727 759
Energy Intensity (MJ/Tkm) 8.94   6.52 6.45 6.35 6.25
Medium Truck GHG Emissions (Mt of CO2e) 0.2   0.4 0.3 0.3 0.3

GHG Emissions by Energy Source (Mt of CO2e)
Motor Gasoline 0.1   0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Diesel Fuel Oil 0.1   0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2
Ethanol n.a.   0.0 0.0 0.0 n.a.
Biodiesel Fuel 0.0   n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.

Shares (%)
Motor Gasoline 61.9   42.0 38.6 39.5 39.1
Diesel Fuel Oil 38.1   56.6 60.9 60.4 60.9
Ethanol n.a.   1.4 0.4 0.1 n.a.
Biodiesel Fuel 0.0   n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
GHG Intensity (tonne/TJ) 68.6   69.8 70.0 70.0 70.0

Heavy Trucks
 
Heavy Truck Energy Use1 (PJ) 10.0   11.3 11.9 11.9 12.3

Activity
Tonne-kilometres (millions) 4,333   5,071 5,501 5,680 6,269
Energy Intensity (MJ/Tkm) 2.30   2.23 2.17 2.09 1.97
Heavy Truck GHG Emissions1 (Mt of CO2e) 0.7   0.8 0.9 0.8 0.9
GHG Intensity (tonne/TJ) 70.3   71.5 71.5 71.5 71.5

Footnotes:

1) Heavy trucks consume only diesel fuel oil.