Transportation Sector
Ontario
Table 9: Road Transportation Secondary Energy Use and GHG Emissions by Energy Source
  1990   2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Road Transportation Energy Use (PJ) 517.0   755.4 717.5 745.1 722.2 735.1
Passenger Road Transportation 364.7   457.4 428.3 453.6 436.9 444.0
Freight Road Transportation 152.2   298.0 289.2 291.5 285.3 291.1

Energy Use by Energy Source (PJ)
Electricity 1.4   1.3 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.6
Natural Gas 0.5   0.7 0.6 0.4 0.6 0.6
Motor Gasoline 401.5   497.4 461.0 492.9 478.9 516.1
Diesel Fuel Oil 105.0   221.4 218.5 216.5 206.8 211.7
Ethanol n.a.   27.4 27.6 28.1 29.1 n.a.
Biodiesel Fuel 0.0   n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
Propane 8.6   7.2 8.3 5.8 5.3 5.2

Shares (%)
Electricity 0.3   0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2
Natural Gas 0.1   0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Motor Gasoline 77.7   65.8 64.2 66.1 66.3 70.2
Diesel Fuel Oil 20.3   29.3 30.5 29.1 28.6 28.8
Ethanol n.a.   3.6 3.8 3.8 4.0 n.a.
Biodiesel Fuel 0.0   n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
Propane 1.7   0.9 1.2 0.8 0.7 0.7

Activity
Passenger-kilometres (millions) 165,370   249,475 236,224 249,234 239,685 244,622
Tonne-kilometres (millions) 44,754   97,996 100,046 102,854 103,412 112,005
Passenger Road Transportation Energy Intensity (MJ/Pkm) 2.21   1.83 1.81 1.82 1.82 1.82
Freight Road Transportation Energy Intensity (MJ/Tkm) 3.40   3.04 2.89 2.83 2.76 2.60
Road Transportation GHG Emissions Excluding Electricity (Mt of CO2e) 36.0   51.9 49.2 51.0 49.3 50.2
Passenger Road Transportation 25.4   31.0 28.9 30.5 29.3 29.9
Freight Road Transportation 10.6   20.9 20.3 20.4 20.0 20.4

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 28.1   33.8 31.2 33.3 32.3 34.8
Diesel Fuel Oil 7.4   15.8 15.6 15.5 14.8 15.1
Ethanol n.a.   1.8 1.8 1.8 1.9 n.a.
Biodiesel Fuel 0.0   n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
Propane 0.5   0.4 0.5 0.4 0.3 0.3

Shares (%)
Electricity  
Natural Gas 0.1   0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1
Motor Gasoline 78.0   65.2 63.5 65.3 65.5 69.2
Diesel Fuel Oil 20.5   30.5 31.8 30.4 30.0 30.1
Ethanol n.a.   3.5 3.6 3.6 3.8 n.a.
Biodiesel Fuel 0.0   n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
Propane 1.4   0.8 1.0 0.7 0.7 0.6
Passenger Road Transportation GHG Intensity (tonne/TJ) 69.7   67.8 67.5 67.3 67.1 67.2
Freight Road Transportation GHG Intensity (tonne/TJ) 69.5   70.1 70.1 70.1 69.9 70.0

Footnotes:

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