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Nebraska's Total Energy Consumption
by Fuel Type and by Sector

Nebraska used 853.1 trillion British thermal units (Btu) in 2015, 869.2 trillion Btu in 2014, and 872.6 trillion Btu in 2013.  In 2015, consumption fell 1.9 percent from 2014.  In 2014, consumption fell 0.39 percent from 2013.  Total energy consumption is consumption of primary resources and end–use energy.  Unless otherwise noted, total energy consumption refers to total primary energy consumption adjusted for net interstate sales of electricity.  Net interstate sales represent the difference between the energy in electricity sold, including the associated losses, and the energy input at electric utilities in Nebraska.

In 2015, 939.14 trillion Btu of primary energy resources were consumed, 943.19 trillion Btu were consumed in 2014, and 914.73 trillion Btu were consumed in 2013.  In 2015, consumption fell 0.43 percent from 2014.  In 2014, consumption increased 3.11 percent from 2013.  Primary resource consumption is shown in the tables below for each sector and each fuel.  Primary resource consumption includes energy used in the generation of electricity whether that electricity is used in Nebraska or not.

Total end–use consumption is shown in the tables below for each sector and each fuel.  End–use energy consumption refers to the energy content of electricity and other fuels at the point of use by consumers.  In other words, consumption excludes energy used in the generation of electricity whether that electricity is used in Nebraska or not (the electric power sector's consumption).

Other petroleum products include sixteen (16) separate products, all of which are assigned to the industrial sector.  The sixteen products are:  aviation gasoline blending components; crude oil; motor gasoline blending components; natural gasoline, including isopentane; pentanes plus; petrochemical feedstocks, naphtha; petrochemical feedstocks, other oils; petrochemical feedstocks, still gas; petroleum coke; plant condensate; special naphthas; still gas; unfinished oils; unfractionated streams; waxes; and miscellaneous.  Miscellaneous products vary from inexpensive (absorption oils similar to kerosene) to very expensive (hydraulic fluids) products.  The greater part of the miscellaneous product line consists of finished petrochemicals, especially the aromatic hydrocarbons:  benzene, toluene, and the xylenes.

Additional information is available for the residential sector, the commercial sector, the industrial sector, the transportation sector, and the electric utility sector and several individual fuels:  coal, diesel fuel, electricity, ethanol–blended fuel, motor gasoline, natural gas, petroleum by product, and petroleum by sector.  Information for the total state consumption by end–use sectors and by fuel type is also available.

Nebraska's Total Energy Consumption by Fuel Type and by Sector
2013, 2014, and 2015

[Trillion British Thermal Units (Btu)]

2015 Sectors Total
Primary
Energy
Consumption
Total
End–Use
Energy
Consumption
Total
Energy
Consumption
End–Use Sectors Electric
Power
5
Commercial1 Industrial2 Residential3 Transportation4
Primary Energy Resources:
Coal 0.000 21.175 0.000 0.000 245.144 266.319 21.175 266.319
Natural Gas 31.134 90.533 36.628 7.519 4.515 170.329 165.814 170.329
Nuclear Electric Power 107.976 107.976 107.976 107.976
Petroleum 4.254 38.970 5.996 186.826 0.092 236.138 236.046 236.138
Asphalt and Road Oil 6.325 6.325 6.325 6.325
Aviation Gasoline 0.170 0.170 0.170 0.170
Distillate Fuel (or Light Oil) 1.875 26.400 0.083 83.301 0.092 110.064 109.972 110.064
Jet Fuel 6.479 6.479 6.479 6.479
Kerosene 0.001 0.002 0.003 0.006 0.006 0.006
LPG6(Propane) 0.535 2.069 5.910 0.258 8.772 8.772 8.772
Lubricants 0.216 1.818 2.034 2.034 2.034
Motor Gasoline 1.843 3.332 94.800 99.975 99.975 99.975
Petroleum Coke 0.000 0.000 0.000
Residual Fuel (or Heavy Oil) 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Other Petroleum 0.626 0.626 0.626 0.626
Renewable 1.248 101.464 2.790 6.660 46.057 158.219 112.162 158.219
Biomass 0.396 0.434 2.261 0.716 3.807 3.091 3.807
Wood 2.261 2.261 2.261 2.261
Waste 0.396 0.434 0.716 1.546 0.830 1.546
Losses and Co–products 100.800 100.800 100.800 100.800
Fuel Ethanol 0.129 0.229 6.660 7.018 7.018 7.018
Geothermal Energy 0.720 0.000 0.492 0.000 1.212 1.212 1.212
Hydroelectric Power 0.000 0.000 15.702 15.702 0.000 15.702
Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic Energy 0.003 0.001 0.037 0.000 0.041 0.041 0.041
Wind 29.639 29.639 29.639
Other 0.000 0.000 0.000
Electricity Net Imports 0.000 0.000 0.000
Total Primary Energy Consumption 100.316 314.812 110.425 201.004 403.784 939.144
Electricity 31.758 36.355 32.524 0.000 100.637
Net Interstate Flow of Electricity/Losses –86.023
Net End–Use Energy Consumption 68.558 278.457 77.901 201.004 625.920
Electrical System Energy Losses 68.518 79.678 70.169 0.000 218.365
Total End–Use Energy Consumption 137.076 366.935 148.106 201.004 853.121
Total Energy Consumption 137.076 366.935 148.106 201.004 853.121 853.121
2014 Sectors Total
Primary
Energy
Consumption
Total
End–Use
Energy
Consumption
Total
Energy
Consumption
End–Use Sectors Electric
Power
5
Commercial1 Industrial2 Residential3 Transportation4
Primary Energy Resources:
Coal 0.000 21.971 0.000 0.000 254.573 276.544 21.971 276.544
Natural Gas 33.696 90.401 43.824 7.453 4.330 179.704 175.374 179.704
Nuclear Electric Power 105.655 105.655 105.655
Petroleum 2.904 37.802 6.697 188.502 0.569 236.492 235.923 236.492
Asphalt and Road Oil 6.167 6.167 6.167 6.167
Aviation Gasoline 0.194 0.194 0.194 0.194
Distillate Fuel (or Light Oil) 1.892 25.971 0.101 81.986 0.569 110.519 109.950 110.519
Jet Fuel 6.116 6.116 6.116 6.116
Kerosene 0.002 0.003 0.007 0.012 0.012 0.012
LPG6 (Propane) 0.692 2.590 6.589 0.479 10.350 10.350 10.350
Lubricants 0.198 1.669 1.867 1.867 1.867
Motor Gasoline 0.311 2.248 98.058 100.617 100.617 100.617
Petroleum Coke 0.000 0.000 0.000
Residual Fuel (or Heavy Oil) 0.007 0.002 0.000 0.000 0.009 0.009 0.009
Other Petroleum 0.623 0.623 0.623 0.623
Renewable 1.105 96.126 3.561 6.154 37.680 144.626 106.946 144.626
Biomass 0.362 0.367 3.035 0.642 4.406 3.764 4.406
Wood 3.035 3.035 3.035 3.035
Waste 0.362 0.367 0.642 1.371 0.729 1.371
Losses and Co–products 91.600 91.600 91.600 91.600
Fuel Ethanol 0.020 4.158 6.154 10.332 10.332 10.332
Geothermal Energy 0.720 0.000x 0.492 0.000 1.212 1.212 1.212
Hydroelectric Power 0.000 0.000 11.010 11.010 0.000 11.010
Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic Energy 0.003 0.001 0.034 0.000 0.038 0.038 0.038
Wind 26.028 26.028 26.028
Other 0.000 0.000 0.000
Electricity Net Imports -0.001 -0.001 -0.001
Total Primary Energy Consumption 102.895 324.891 125.480 202.110 402.808 1,158.184
Electricity 32.501 36.401 34.216 0.000 103.118
Net Interstate Flow of Electricity/Losses –73.973
Net End–Use Energy Consumption 70.394 288.490 88.264 202.110 649.258
Electrical System Energy Losses 71.142 84.760 74.897 0.000 230.799
Total End–Use Energy Consumption 141.536 362.379 163.194 202.110 869.219
Total Energy Consumption 141.536 362.379 163.194 202.110 869.219 869.219
2013 Sectors Total
Primary
Energy
Consumption
Total
End–Use
Energy
Consumption
Total
Energy
Consumption
End–Use Sectors Electric
Power
5
Commercial1 Industrial2 Residential3 Transportation4
Primary Energy Resources:
Coal 0.000 20.297 0.000 0.000 272.659 292.956 20.297 292.956
Natural Gas 33.382 91.538 42.724 7.250 4.723 179.617 174.894 179.617
Nuclear Electric Power 71.736 71.736 71.736
Petroleum 6.042 41.150 7.367 182.061 0.540 237.160 236.620 237.160
Asphalt and Road Oil 6.120 6.120 6.120 6.120
Aviation Gasoline 0.174 0.174 0.174 0.174
Distillate Fuel (or Light Oil) 1.873 27.920 0.114 79.569 0.540 110.016 109.476 110.016
Jet Fuel 6.071 6.071 6.071 6.071
Kerosene 0.001 0.002 0.003 0.006 0.006 0.006
LPG6(Propane) 0.887 3.686 7.250 0.458 12.281 12.281 12.281
Lubricants 0.190 1.600 1.790 1.790 1.790
Motor Gasoline 0.281 2.635 94.189 97.105 97.105 97.105
Petroleum Coke 0.000 0.000 0.000
Residual Fuel (or Heavy Oil) 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Other Petroleum 0.597 0.597 0.597 0.597
Renewable 1.092 97.547 3.507 5.398 28.533 136.077 107.544 136.077
Biomass 0.353 0.380 2.981 0.619 4.333 3.714 4.333
Wood 2.981 2.981 2.981 2.981
Waste 0.353 0.380 0.619 1.352 0.733 1.352
Losses and Co–products 97.000 97.000 97.000 97.000
Fuel Ethanol 0.016 0.166 5.398 5.880 5.880 5.880
Geothermal Energy 0.720 0.000 0.492 0.000 1.212 1.212 1.212
Hydroelectric Power 0.000 0.000 10.723 10.723 0.000 10.723
Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic Energy 0.003 0.001 0.034 0.000 0.038 0.038 0.038
Wind 17.191 17.191 17.191
Other 0.000 0.000 0.000
Electricity Net Imports 0.000 0.000 0.000
Total Primary Energy Consumption 101.758 329.204 122.228 194.708 378.191 1,126.089
Electricity 32.029 38.390 34.332 0.000 104.751
Net Interstate Flow of Electricity/Losses –42.165
Net End–Use Energy Consumption 69.729 290.814 87.896 194.708 643.147
Electrical System Energy Losses 70.715 90.339 75.801 0.000 236.855
Total End–Use Energy Consumption 140.444 373.681 163.731 194.708 872.564
Total Energy Consumption 140.444 373.681 163.731 194.708 872.564 872.564

Sources: State Energy Data Report. Energy Information Administration, Washington, DC.  Nebraska Energy Office, Lincoln, NE.

Notes: A hyphen (–) indicates not applicable. NA indicates data is not available. Totals may not equal the sum of the components due to independent rounding.

1 Commercial Sector:  Hydroelectric Power is conventional hydroelectricity and does not include pumped–storage hydroelectricity.  Natural Gas includes supplemental gaseous fuels.  Electrical System Energy Losses are incurred in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity plus plant use and unaccounted–for electrical system energy losses.  Small amounts of solar thermal and photovoltaic energy consumed in the commercial sector cannot be separately identified and are included in residential consumption.

2 Industrial Sector:  Hydroelectric Power is conventional hydroelectricity and does not include pumped–storage hydroelectricity. Natural Gas includes supplemental gaseous fuels.  Other Petroleum is the subtotal of 16 petroleum products.  Electrical System Energy Losses are incurred in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity plus plant use and unaccounted–for electrical system energy losses.

3 Residential Sector:  Natural Gas includes supplemental gaseous fuels.  Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic Energy includes small amounts of solar thermal and photovoltaic Energy consumed by the commercial sector that cannot be separately identified.  Electrical System Energy Losses are incurred in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity plus plant use and unaccounted–for electrical system energy losses.

4 Transportation Sector:  Natural Gas includes supplemental gaseous fuels.  Transportation use of natural gas is gas consumed in the operation of pipelines, primarily in compressors, and, since 1990, is also natural gas consumed as vehicle fuel.  Electrical System Energy Losses are incurred in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity plus plant use and unaccounted–for electrical system energy losses.

5 Electric Power Sector:  Natural Gas includes supplemental gaseous fuels.  Heavy Oil, prior to 1980,is based on oil used in steam plants.  Since 1980, Heavy Oil includes Fuel Oil Nos. 4, 5, and 6 and Residual Fuel Oils.  Light Oil, prior to 1980, is based on oil used in internal combustion and gas turbine engine plants.  Since 1980, Light Oil includes Fuel Oil Nos. 1 and 2, Kerosene, and Jet Fuel.  Hydroelectric Power is conventional hydroelectricity.  The total, if applicable, from 1989, includes net imports of electricity generated from nonrenewable energy sources not shown in other columns.  Electricity Net Imports is electricity traded with Canada and Mexico.

6 LPG stands for liquefied petroleum gases.

These tables were updated on August 15, 2017.
Typically, there are two years between updates.