Oil is the source of 51.52% of the energy consumed by individuals in British Columbia, Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. Most of it is used to move us from place to place. Nearly all automobiles, buses and airplanes run on gasoline or diesel which are made from oil.  Oil is also used to fuel some furnaces and hot water heaters.
In 2010, the residential sector
consumed 157,408,800 GJ of oil and
emitted 14,324,390 GHG tonnes.
To learn how oil flows from the ground to your gas tank, click on the blue icons above....
Residents in British Columbia can participate in the government's Clean Energy Vehicle Program, which provides financial incentives to purchase new electric, hybrid, hydrogen fuel cell or compressed natural gas vehicles.