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Coal Prices in Nebraska
by Sector

The average price of coal fell five cents per million Btu from 2018 to 2019. The industrial sector price decreased 16 cents, and the electric power sector price fell three cents. The residential sector, the commercial sector, and the transportation sector had no reported prices.

The transportation sector price paralleled the commercial and industrial sectors' prices from 1970 to 1977 with the last reported price for the transportation sector in 1977. If coal was consumed in the transportation sector after 1977, the amount rounded to zero, so a price was not reported.

The commercial and industrial prices paralleled each other from 1970 to 1998 and again from 2001 to 2007.

If coal was consumed in the commercial and residential sectors in 1999, 2000, 2008 to 2019, the amount rounded to zero, so a price was not reported.

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Coal Prices by Sector, Nebraska,
1990 – 2019

(Nominal Dollars per Million Btu)

Year Sectors Annual
Average
End–Use Sectors Electric
Power
Commercial Industrial Residential Transportation
Year Commercial Industrial Residential Transportation Electric
Power
Annual
Average
End–Use Sectors
Sectors
2019 $0.00 $1.38 $0.00 $0.00 $1.23 $1.24
2018 $0.00 $1.54 $0.00 $0.00 $1.26 $1.29
2017 $0.00 $1.66 $0.00 $0.00 $1.37 $1.40
2016 $0.00 $1.62 $0.00 $0.00 $1.35 $1.37
2015 $0.00 $1.71 $0.00 $0.00 $1.34 $1.37
2014 $0.00 $1.82 $0.00 $0.00 $1.40 $1.43
2013 $0.00 $1.80 $0.00 $0.00 $1.42 $1.44
2012 $0.00 $1.87 $0.00 $0.00 $1.55 $1.57
2011 $0.00 $1.85 $0.00 $0.00 $1.51 $1.53
2010 $0.00 $1.87 $0.00 $0.00 $1.42 $1.44
2009 $0.00 $2.27 $0.00 $0.00 $1.33 $1.35
2008 $0.00 $2.26 $0.00 $0.00 $0.90 $0.95
2007 $2.10 $2.10 $2.72 $0.00 $0.88 $0.92
2006 $1.89 $1.89 $3.00 $0.00 $0.80 $0.84
2005 $1.28 $1.28 $2.52 $0.00 $0.71 $0.73
2004 $1.21 $1.21 $2.47 $0.00 $0.66 $0.68
2003 $1.13 $1.13 $2.42 $0.00 $0.60 $0.62
2002 $1.15 $1.15 $2.41 $0.00 $0.58 $0.60
2001 $1.14 $1.14 $2.25 $0.00 $0.57 $0.59
2000 $0.00 $1.39 $0.00 $0.00 $0.56 $0.59
1999 $0.00 $1.45 $0.00 $0.00 $0.55 $0.59
1998 $1.42 $1.42 $2.43 $0.00 $0.59 $0.62
1997 $1.42 $1.42 $2.40 $0.00 $0.59 $0.62
1996 $1.45 $1.45 $2.35 $0.00 $0.72 $0.74
1995 $1.42 $1.42 $2.44 $0.00 $0.75 $0.77
1994 $1.46 $1.46 $2.47 $0.00 $0.76 $0.80
1993 $1.43 $1.43 $2.44 $0.00 $0.76 $0.78
1992 $1.57 $1.57 $2.39 $0.00 $0.75 $0.78
1991 $1.43 $1.43 $2.36 $0.00 $0.74 $0.77
1990 $1.48 $1.48 $2.42 $0.00 $0.75 $0.78

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Coal Prices by Sector, Nebraska,
1970 – 1989

(Nominal Dollars per Million Btu)

Year Sectors Annual
Average
End–Use Sectors Electric
Power
Commercial Industrial Residential Transportation
Year Commercial Industrial Residential Transportation Electric
Power
Annual
Average
End–Use Sectors
Sectors
1989 $1.47 $1.47 $2.42 $0.00 $0.83 $0.85
1988 $1.57 $1.57 $2.49 $0.00 $0.84 $0.87
1987 $1.62 $1.62 $2.43 $0.00 $0.94 $0.98
1986 $1.67 $1.67 $2.40 $0.00 $1.04 $1.08
1985 $2.51 $2.51 $2.76 $0.00 $1.11 $1.18
1984 $1.70 $1.70 $4.09 $0.00 $1.28 $1.31
1983 $1.67 $1.67 $4.23 $0.00 $1.22 $1.25
1982 $1.79 $1.79 $4.26 $0.00 $1.17 $1.21
1981 $1.97 $1.97 $3.75 $0.00 $1.14 $1.21
1980 $1.69 $1.69 $3.60 $0.00 $1.24 $1.27
1979 $1.72 $1.72 $3.68 $0.00 $1.12 $1.21
1978 $1.47 $1.47 $3.42 $0.00 $1.11 $1.18
1977 $1.17 $1.17 $2.56 $1.17 $1.05 $1.07
1976 $1.03 $1.03 $2.22 $1.03 $0.93 $0.96
1975 $0.81 $0.81 $2.15 $0.81 $0.87 $0.86
1974 $0.57 $0.57 $1.52 $0.57 $0.60 $0.60
1973 $0.24 $0.24 $1.16 $0.24 $0.47 $0.43
1972 $0.22 $0.22 $1.10 $0.22 $0.43 $0.41
1971 $0.41 $0.41 $1.03 $0.41 $0.40 $0.41
1970 $0.16 $0.16 $1.08 $0.16 $0.35 $0.33

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

The table was updated on December 8, 2021.
Typically, there are one to two years between updates.

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