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:
- aviation gasoline blending components;
- crude oil;
- motor gasoline blending components;
- natural gasoline, including isopentane;
- pentanes plus;
- petrochemical feedstocks, naphtha;
- petrochemical feedstocks, other oils;
- petrochemical feedstocks, still gas;
- petroleum coke;
- plant condensate;
- special naphthas;
- still gas;
- unfinished oils;
- unfractionated streams;
- waxes; and
- 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
- the residential sector,
- the commercial sector,
- the industrial sector,
- the transportation sector, and
- the electric utility sector and
- several individual fuels: