In 2012, the industrial sector consumed nearly half (45 percent) of Nebraska's total energy consumption. The other three end–use sectors comprised relatively equal portions of Nebraska's total energy consumption. Twenty–three (23) percent of the energy consumed in Nebraska was used in the transportation sector. The residential sector consumed 17 percent, and the commercial sector consumed 15 percent.
Between 2011 and 2012, for the second consecutive year, the only sector to see an increase in consumption was the industrial sector. The industrial sector's energy use increased 3.5 percent in 2012 from 2011. The residential sector's energy use decreased 8.6 percent, the transportation sector's energy use decreased 3.4 percent, and the commercial sector's energy use decreased 2.9 percent.