Municipal Transportation Energy Consumption and Greenhouse Gas Emission Monitoring

Kent Group Ltd. data provides the basis for an accurate, timely, and cost-effective method for municipal governments to monitor transportation fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emission. Kent data replaces the traditional transportation planning “Origin Destination Model” as the data source for transportation energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.

Municipal Transportation Energy Consumption

With Kent retail fuel volume data, municipal governments can estimate the energy consumption related to transportation in the region. Gasoline, ethanol-blended gasoline (E10) and diesel fuel retail sales data can be provided by station, municipal market, and more. The information is current, first-hand, and cost-effective. To see the list of the markets we cover, click here.


Municipal Transportation Energy Expenditure

Municipal energy expenditure in the transportation sector can be calculated based on Kent retail fuel volume data and Kent retail petroleum pricing data. Municipal retail fuel volume data is available for a fee while the cost of petroleum products can be found on Kent Group’s website free of charge. Daily and historic pricing information are available, including retail & wholesale prices for regular, mid-grade and premium gasoline; diesel and furnace oil; crude oil prices; refinery, wholesale, and marketing margins; and taxation.


Translating Energy Consumption Into Greenhouse Gas Impact

Energy use is responsible for most of all greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from human activities. The burning of fossil fuels such as gasoline and diesel remains one of the biggest contributors of GHG. To track municipal GHG emission, municipal staff can apply the emission factors provided by Canada’s National Inventory Report 1990-2013 to the energy consumption of the region. (Factors are included in the full report available by request on the Environment and Climate Change Canada website.)



Higher Octane Gasoline

Since the 1990s, The City of London has been using Kent Group Ltd.’s (was Kent Marketing Services) retail sales of fuel data for London to estimate local transportation-related energy use and associated greenhouse gas emissions. City staff have found these data to be timely and cost-effective source of information for our Community Energy and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory reports to Council and our community. Over the last 13 years, the City of London have been purchasing this data on a year-by-year basis in order to gain insight on how factors such as fuel prices, overall economic conditions, and vehicle fuel economy have influenced local fuel use.

– Jamie Skimming, Air Quality Manager, City of London, Ontario