Petrochemicals and other chemical manufacturing plants are included in this sector. Electricity accounts for 54.25% of the industry's total energy consumption. Natural gas (42.98%), coke (0.88%) and oil (0.48%) make up the balance.
In 2010, the Quebec chemicals sector
consumed 29,665,770 GJ and
emitted 812,843 GHG tonnes.
Products manufactured by the chemicals industry ultimately find their way into your home, often in the form of plastic devices like a toothbrush or zipper.
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