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Nebraska Energy Statistics

Nebraska's Total Energy Consumption
by Fuel Type and by Sector

Nebraska used 914.6 trillion British thermal units (Btu) in 2018, 876.1 trillion Btu in 2017, and 868.3 trillion Btu in 2016. In 2018, consumption rose 4.4 percent from 2017. In 2017, consumption rose 0.9 percent from 2016. Total energy consumption is consumption of primary resources and end–use energy. Unless otherwise noted, total energy consumption refers to total primary energy consumption adjusted for net interstate sales of electricity. Net interstate sales represent the difference between the energy in electricity sold, including the associated losses, and the energy input at electric utilities in Nebraska.

In 2018, 955.12 trillion Btu of primary energy resources were consumed, 905.38 trillion Btu were consumed in 2017, and 911.22 trillion Btu were consumed in 2016. In 2018, consumption increased 5.49 percent from 2017. In 2017, consumption decreased 0.64 percent from 2016. Primary resource consumption is shown in the tables below for each sector and each fuel. Primary resource consumption includes energy used in the generation of electricity whether that electricity is used in Nebraska or not.

Total end–use consumption is shown in the tables below for each sector and each fuel. End–use energy consumption refers to the energy content of electricity and other fuels at the point of use by consumers. In other words, consumption excludes energy used in the generation of electricity whether that electricity is used in Nebraska or not (the electric power sector's consumption).

Other petroleum products include sixteen (16) separate products, all of which are assigned to the industrial sector.

The sixteen products are:

  1. aviation gasoline blending components;
  2. crude oil;
  3. motor gasoline blending components;
  4. natural gasoline, including isopentane;
  5. pentanes plus;
  6. petrochemical feedstocks, naphtha;
  7. petrochemical feedstocks, other oils;
  8. petrochemical feedstocks, still gas;
  9. petroleum coke;
  10. plant condensate;
  11. special naphthas;
  12. still gas;
  13. unfinished oils;
  14. unfractionated streams;
  15. waxes; and
  16. miscellaneous.
    • Miscellaneous products vary from inexpensive (absorption oils similar to kerosene) to very expensive (hydraulic fluids) products. The greater part of the miscellaneous product line consists of finished petrochemicals, especially the aromatic hydrocarbons: benzene, toluene, and the xylenes.

Additional information is available for

  1. the residential sector,
  2. the commercial sector,
  3. the industrial sector,
  4. the transportation sector, and
  5. the electric utility sector and
  6. several individual fuels:

Information for the total state consumption by end–use sectors and by fuel type is also available.

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Nebraska's Total Energy Consumption
by Fuel Type and by Sector
2016, 2017, and 2018

[Trillion British Thermal Units (Btu)]

2018 Sectors Total
Primary
Energy
Consumption
Total
End–Use
Energy
Consumption
Total
Energy
Consumption
End–Use Sectors Electric
Power
5
Commercial 1 Industrial 2 Residential 3 Transportation 4
Primary Energy Resources:
Coal 0.000 20.332 0.000 0.000 243.741 264.073 20.332 264.073
Natural Gas 37.471 94.969 44.923 9.992 9.745 197.100 187.355 197.100
Nuclear Electric Power 58.884 58.884 58.884
Petroleum 4.885 37.905 6.623 195.563 0.198 245.174 244.976 245.174
Asphalt and Road Oil 5.704 5.704 5.704 5.704
Aviation Gasoline 0.190 0.190 0.190 0.190
Distillate Fuel (or Light Oil) 2.261 25.512 0.077 86.784 0.198 114.832 114.634 114.832
Jet Fuel 9.744 9.744 9.744 9.744
Kerosene 0.001  0.002 0.003 0.006 0.006 0.006
LPG 6(Propane) 0.864 2.375 6.543 0.077 9.859 9.859 9.859
Lubricants 0.543 1.215 1.758 1.758 1.758
Motor Gasoline 1.721 3.119 97.553 102.393 102.393 102.393
Petroleum Coke 0.000 0.000 0.000
Residual Fuel (or Heavy Oil) 0.038 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.038 0.038 0.038
Other Petroleum 0.650 0.650 0.650 0.650
Renewable 1.297 114.870 3.343 6.823 64.217 190.55 126.333 190.55
Biomass 0.421 114.708 2.766 0.869 5.007 4.138 5.007
Wood 0.421 2.766 3.187 3.187 3.187
Waste 0.951 0.869 1.820 0.951 1.820
Losses and Co–products 113.757 113.757 113.757 113.757
Fuel Ethanol 0.120 0.157 6.823 7.100 7.100 7.100
Geothermal Energy 0.720 0.000 0.492 0.000 1.212 1.212 1.212
Hydroelectric Power 0.000 0.000 12.582 12.582 0.000 12.582
Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic Energy 0.036 0.005 0.085 0.247 0.373 0.126 0.373
Wind 50.519 50.519 50.519
Other 0.000 0.000 0.000
Electricity Net Imports –0.121 –0.121 –0.121
Total Primary Energy Consumption 43.653 268.076 54.889 212.378 376.785 914.6
Electricity 32.596 37.444 35.526 0.000 105.566
Net Interstate Flow of Electricity/Losses –40.600
Net End–Use Energy Consumption 76.311 305.110 90.330 212.377 684.128
Electrical System Energy Losses 71.177 81.761 77.574 0.000 230.512
Total End–Use Energy Consumption 147.488 386.871 167.829 212.377 914.565
Total Energy Consumption 147.488 386.871 167.829 212.377 914.565 914.565

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2017 Sectors Total
Primary
Energy
Consumption
Total
End–Use
Energy
Consumption
Total
Energy
Consumption
End–Use Sectors Electric
Power
5
Commercial 1 Industrial 2 Residential 3 Transportation 4
Primary Energy Resources:
Coal 0.000 21.022 0.000 0.000 212.787 233.809 21.022 233.809
Natural Gas 30.783 95.054 36.142 7.835 6.570 176.384 169.814 176.384
Nuclear Electric Power 72.300 72.300 72.300
Petroleum 3.983  41.872 4.655 187.594 0.094 238.198 238.104 238.198
Asphalt and Road Oil 6.466 6.466 6.466 6.466
Aviation Gasoline 0.196 0.196 0.196 0.196
Distillate Fuel (or Light Oil) 1.818 27.988 0.084 81.386 0.094 111.370 111.276 111.370
Jet Fuel 7.920 7.920 7.920 7.920
Kerosene 0.001 0.002 0.002 0.005 0.005 0.005
LPG 6 (Propane) 0.459 3.148 4.569 0.011 8.187 8.187 8.187
Lubricants 0.552 1.249 1.801 1.801 1.801
Motor Gasoline 1.696 3.072 96.832 101.600 101.600 101.600
Petroleum Coke 0.000 0.000 0.000
Residual Fuel (or Heavy Oil) 0.009 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Other Petroleum 0.644 0.644 0.644 0.644
Renewable 1.192 114.440 2.394 6.834 61.594 186.454 124.860 186.454
Biomass 0.335 113.081 1.843 0.894 116.153 115.259 116.153
Wood 0.335 1.843 2.178 2.178 2.178
Waste 0.681 0.894 1.575 0.681 1.575
Losses and Co–products 112.4 112.4 112.4 112.4
Fuel Ethanol 0.120 1.357 6.834 8.311 8.311 8.311
Geothermal Energy 0.720 0.000 0.492 0.000 1.212 1.212 1.212
Hydroelectric Power 0.000 0.000 13.719 13.719 0.000 13.719
Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic Energy 0.017 0.002 0.059 0.141 0.219 0.078 0.219
Wind 46.840 46.840 46.840
Other 0.000 0.000 0.000
Electricity Net Imports 0.015 0.015 0.015 
Total Primary Energy Consumption 35.958 272.388 43.191 202.263 353.329 876.1
Electricity 31.709 38.889 32.987 0.000 103.585
Net Interstate Flow of Electricity/Losses –29.300
Net End–Use Energy Consumption 67.732 309.639 76.119 202.263 655.753
Electrical System Energy Losses 67.466 82.742 70.186 0.000 220.394
Total End–Use Energy Consumption 135.198 392.381 146.189 202.263 876.031
Total Energy Consumption 135.198 392.381 146.189 202.263 876.031 876.031

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2016 Sectors Total
Primary
Energy
Consumption
Total
End–Use
Energy
Consumption
Total
Energy
Consumption
End–Use Sectors Electric
Power
5
Commercial 1 Industrial 2 Residential 3 Transportation 4
Primary Energy Resources:
Coal 0.000 20.013 0.000 0.000 220.452 240.465 20.013 240.465
Natural Gas 28.596 96.470 34.992 6.812 6.171 173.041 166.870 173.041
Nuclear Electric Power 97.798 97.798 97.798
Petroleum 4.187 41.161 5.611 187.294 0.091 238.344 238.253 238.344
Asphalt and Road Oil 5.803 5.803 5.803 5.803
Aviation Gasoline 0.184 0.184 0.184 0.184
Distillate Fuel (or Light Oil) 1.934 28.160 0.076 80.940 0.091 111.201 111.110 111.201
Jet Fuel 7.516 7.516 7.516 7.516
Kerosene 0.002 0.004 0.006 0.012 0.012 0.012
LPG 6(Propane) 0.427 2.903 5.529 0.023 8.882 8.882 8.882
Lubricants 0.598 1.364 1.962 1.962 1.962
Motor Gasoline 1.824 3.059 97.267 102.150 102.150 102.150
Petroleum Coke 0.000 0.000 0.000
Residual Fuel (or Heavy Oil) 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Other Petroleum 0.634 0.634 0.634 0.634
Renewable 1.252 106.783 2.792 6.771 43.875 161.473 117.598 161.473
Biomass 0.397 106.591 2.256 0.865 121.1 109.4 4.3
Wood 0.397 2.256 2.653  2.653 2.653
Waste 0.791 0.865 1.656 0.791 1.656
Losses and Co–products 105.800 105.800 105.800 105.800
Fuel Ethanol 0.127 0.191 6.771 7.089 7.089 7.089
Geothermal Energy 0.720 0.000 0.492 0.000 1.212 1.212 1.212
Hydroelectric Power 0.000 0.000 7.906 7.906 0.000 7.906
Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic Energy 0.008 0.001 0.044 0.037 0.090 0.053 0.090
Wind 35.067 35.067 35.067
Other 0.000 0.000 0.000
Electricity Net Imports 0.000 0.000 0.000
Total Primary Energy Consumption 34.035 264.235 43.395 200.878 368.384 868.3
Electricity 31.755 38.058 33.227 0.000 103.040
Net Interstate Flow of Electricity/Losses –42.900
Net End–Use Energy Consumption 65.949 302.443 76.578 200.878 645.848
Electrical System Energy Losses 68.548 82.155 71.727 0.000 222.430
Total End–Use Energy Consumption 134.497 384.598 148.334 200.878 868.307
Total Energy Consumption 134.497 384.598 148.334 200.878 868.307 868.307

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Sources: State Energy Data Report. Energy Information Administration, Washington, DC. Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy, Lincoln, NE.

Notes: A hyphen (–) indicates not applicable. NA indicates data is not available. Totals may not equal the sum of the components due to independent rounding.

1 Commercial Sector: Hydroelectric Power is conventional hydroelectricity and does not include pumped–storage hydroelectricity. Natural Gas includes supplemental gaseous fuels. Electrical System Energy Losses are incurred in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity plus plant use and unaccounted–for electrical system energy losses. Small amounts of solar thermal and photovoltaic energy consumed in the commercial sector cannot be separately identified and are included in residential consumption.

2 Industrial Sector: Hydroelectric Power is conventional hydroelectricity and does not include pumped–storage hydroelectricity. Natural Gas includes supplemental gaseous fuels. Other Petroleum is the subtotal of 16 petroleum products. Electrical System Energy Losses are incurred in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity plus plant use and unaccounted–for electrical system energy losses.

3 Residential Sector: Natural Gas includes supplemental gaseous fuels. Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic Energy includes small amounts of solar thermal and photovoltaic Energy consumed by the commercial sector that cannot be separately identified. Electrical System Energy Losses are incurred in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity plus plant use and unaccounted–for electrical system energy losses.

4 Transportation Sector: Natural Gas includes supplemental gaseous fuels. Transportation use of natural gas is gas consumed in the operation of pipelines, primarily in compressors, and, since 1990, is also natural gas consumed as vehicle fuel. Electrical System Energy Losses are incurred in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity plus plant use and unaccounted–for electrical system energy losses.

5 Electric Power Sector: Natural Gas includes supplemental gaseous fuels. Heavy Oil, prior to 1980,is based on oil used in steam plants. Since 1980, Heavy Oil includes Fuel Oil Nos. 4, 5, and 6 and Residual Fuel Oils. Light Oil, prior to 1980, is based on oil used in internal combustion and gas turbine engine plants. Since 1980, Light Oil includes Fuel Oil Nos. 1 and 2, Kerosene, and Jet Fuel. Hydroelectric Power is conventional hydroelectricity. The total, if applicable, from 1989, includes net imports of electricity generated from nonrenewable energy sources not shown in other columns. Electricity Net Imports is electricity traded with Canada and Mexico.

6 LPG stands for liquefied petroleum gases.

These tables were updated on February 22, 2021.
Typically, there are two years between updates.

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