Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy

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Irrigation Pumps in Nebraska by Fuel

This pie chart shows irrigation pumps in Nebraska by fuel.

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2018

2018 Total Farms That Irrigate – 12,465
Total Pumps – 72,591
Fuel Pumps % of
Total
Electricity 42,587 58.67%
Diesel and Biodiesel Fuel 17,664 24.33%
Natural Gas 8,295 11.43%
LP Gas, Propane, and Butane 3,925 5.41%
Gasoline, Ethanol, and Blends 120 0.17%

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Sources: 2018 Irrigation and Water Management Survey, Table 13. U.S. Department of Agriculture. Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy, Lincoln, NE.

Note: There is an archive available.

This table was updated on January 28, 2021.
Typically, there are five years between updates.

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