The Nebraska Department of Environment and
Energy has participated in
the State Heating Oil and Propane Program for over twenty winter
seasons. During the heating season (October to March), staff contact
companies each week who supply propane to Nebraska, collect Monday's
retail price, and submit the data to the
The Energy Information Administration calculates
the average price shown in the table above.
During the off season or build season (April through September), time
permitting, the Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy staff
continue to contact the same companies who were contacted during the
heating season. Staff contact companies once a month instead of once
a week since the price of propane is usually not as volatile
during the off season. The Nebraska Department of Environment
and Energy staff calculate the average price, shown in the table
above, from the companies' retail prices on the first Monday of the
State Heating Oil and Propane Program
The Energy Information Administration, the independent statistical
and analytical agency within the U.S. Department of Energy, conducts
the State Heating Oil and Propane Program from October to March—the
heating season—each year. The Energy Information Administration
collects prices for the program each week from participating states
and calculates a state average price, a regional average price, and
a national average price which can be seen in the report
Heating Oil and Propane Prices.
For statistical purposes, the Energy Information Administration defines
the Midwest Region to include the states of
Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri,
Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, and
The prices represent average home heating charge prices for delivery of
consumer grade propane, excluding taxes and cash discounts.
Sources: State Heating Oil and Propane Survey
and the Weekly Heating Oil and Propane Prices (October – March)
report. Energy Information Administration, Washington, DC.
Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy, Lincoln, NE.
Note: NA indicates that data is not available.
This report was updated on December 6, 2023.
Typically, there is one week between updates during the heating
season and one month between updates during the off season.