Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy

Air Water Land Energy

Nebraska Energy Statistics

States Shipping Coal
to Nebraska in 2020

Numbers for 2020 show that 100 percent of the coal transported to Nebraska for electricity generation and industrial plants (excluding coke) came from Wyoming. Nearly the entire coal supply for the state was imported domestically by railroad (99.4 percent) while 0.6 percent was imported by truck.

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map showing Coal Shipped into Nebraska.

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Coal Shipped into Nebraska
by State of Origin,
1989 – 2020

(Thousand Short Tons)

Year Colorado Indiana Kentucky Montana New
Mexico
Pennsylvania Utah West
Virginia
Wyoming Totals
2020 12,736 12,736
2019 13,642 13,642
2018 103 13,768 13,871
2017 114 13,926 14,040
2016 114 13,856 13,970
2015 126 15,605 15,730
2014 148 16,448 16,597
2013 113 16,009 16,121
2012 124 15,576 15,700
2011 124 15,929 16,053
2010 104 15,489 15,593
2009 125 12 14,554 14,691
2008 114 22 14,946 15,082
2007 150 14,231 14,381
2006 130 31 13,688 13,850
2005 143 11 11 13,016 13,181
2004 107 15 12,829 12,950
2003 130 15 12,891 13,036
2002 120 1 11 12,846 12,978
2001 162 123 * 615 12,749 13,647
2000 126 * 1 21 11,041 11,189
1999 20 8 3 12,226 12,257
1998 97 81 11 5 11,661 11,855
1997 65 47 68 4 9,198 9,382
1996 56 113 92 1 10,464 10,726
1995 104 3 205 10,065 10,377
1994 77 71 8,908 9,056
1993 72 136 2 8,801 9,011
1992 67 142 2 7,882 8,093
1991 59 150 4 8,583 8,796
1990 60 131 1 7,950 8,142
1989 159 3 109 7,465 7,736

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Sources: Annual Coal Distribution Report. Energy Information Administration, U.S. Department of Energy, Washington, DC. Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy, Lincoln, NE.

Notes: An asterisk (*) indicates that the quantity is less than 500 short tons or the percent is less than 0.05. The total may not equal the sum of the components because of independent rounding.

The table and map were updated on December 16, 2021.

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