In 2010, the agricultural sector (including fisheries) in British Columbia, Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut
consumed 19,359,440 GJ and
emitted 4,359,567 GHG tonnes.
Most of the energy (56.94%) consumed by this sector is required to operate trucks and equipment. Diesel and gasoline, which are manufactured from crude oil, are therefore the predominate fuel sources. Of the balance of energy consumed, electricity makes up 13.76% and natural gas makes up 28.37%.
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