In 2010, the industrial sector
consumed 347,628,900 GJ of oil and
emitted 29,167,230 GHG tonnes.
Although petroleum producers are the biggest industrial consumers of oil in Alberta, oil is the source of only 13.40% of total energy use in the overall sector. This percentage is relatively low because Alberta's petroleum producers rely more on natural gas than on oil to fuel their operations. Also, from the point of view of energy consumption, the province's industrial mix is dominated by a combination of petroleum production and coal fired electricity generation.
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