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

Nebraska used 864.3 trillion British thermal units (Btu) in 2014, 871.8 trillion Btu in 2013, and 853.0 trillion Btu in 2012.  In 2014, consumption fell 0.9 percent from 2013.  In 2013, consumption rose 2.2 percent from 2012.  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 2014, 944.1 trillion Btu of primary energy resources were consumed, 920.3 trillion Btu were consumed in 2013, and 866.6 trillion Btu were consumed in 2012.  In 2014, consumption increased 2.6 percent from 2013.  In 2013, consumption increased 6.2 percent from 2012.  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
2012, 2013, and 2014

[Trillion British Thermal Units (Btu)]

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 33.597 90.132 43.694 7.399 4.330 179.152 174.822 179.152
Nuclear Electric Power 105.655 105.655 105.655
Petroleum 2.912 37.869 6.698 194.330 0.569 242.378 241.809 242.378
Asphalt and Road Oil 6.167 6.167 6.167 6.167
Aviation Gasoline 0.195 0.195 0.195 0.195
Distillate Fuel (or Light Oil) 1.894 25.998 0.102 82.071 0.569 110.634 110.065 110.634
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 0.317 2.288 103.800 106.405 106.405 106.405
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 1.093 91.967 3.533 6.130 37.680 140.403 102.723 140.403
Biomass 0.353 0.367 2.981 0.642 4.363 3.721 4.363
Wood 2.981 3.334 3.334 3.334
Waste 0.353 0.367 0.642 1.009 0.367 1.009
Losses and Co–products 91.600 91.600 91.600 91.600
Fuel Ethanol 0.020 * 6.130 6.150 6.150 6.150
Geothermal Energy 0.720 0.000 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 0.060 0.000 0.060 0.060 0.060
Wind 26.028 26.028 26.028
Other 0.000 0.000 0.000
Electricity Net Imports -0.001 0.000 0.000
Total Primary Energy Consumption 37.602 241.939 53.925 207.859 402.807 944.132
Electricity 32.501 36.401 34.216 0.000 103.118
Net Interstate Flow of Electricity/Losses –74.000
Net End–Use Energy Consumption 70.290 278.457 88.081 201.743 638.571
Electrical System Energy Losses 71.142 79.678 74.897 0.000 225.717
Total End–Use Energy Consumption 141.432 358.134 163.037 201.743 864.346
Total Energy Consumption 141.432 358.134 163.037 201.743 864.346 864.346
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 18.900 0.000 0.000 272.659 291.559 18.900 291.559
Natural Gas 33.217 90.132 42.512 7.214 4.723 177.798 173.075 177.798
Nuclear Electric Power 71.736 71.736 71.736
Petroleum 3.044 41.174 7.367 187.500 0.541 239.626 239.085 239.626
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) 1.875 27.944 0.114 79.638 0.541 110.112 109.571 110.112
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 99.600 102.516 102.516 102.516
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 1.089 97.380 3.534 5.398 28.533 135.934 107.401 135.934
Biomass 0.369 0.380 2.981 0.619 4.349 3.730 4.349
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 * 5.398 5.414 5.414 5.414
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 0.061 0.000 0.061 0.061 0.061
Wind 17.191 17.191 17.191
Other 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Electricity Net Imports 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Total Primary Energy Consumption 69.562 250.657 53.413 200.112 378.733 920.265
Electricity 32.029 38.390 34.332 0.000 104.751
Net Interstate Flow of Electricity/Losses –42.200
Net End–Use Energy Consumption 69.562 288.490 87.684 194.741 640.477
Electrical System Energy Losses 70.716 84.760 75.801 0.000 231.277
Total End–Use Energy Consumption 140.278 373.250 163.546 194.741 871.754
Total Energy Consumption 140.278 373.250 163.546 194.741 871.754 871.754
2012 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 18.917 0.000 0.000 253.670 272.587 18.917 272.587
Natural Gas 27.002 87.245 31.875 7.783 7.865 161.770 153.905 161.770
Nuclear Electric Power 60.795 60.795 60.795
Petroleum 2.087 45.667 6.006 185.193 0.249 239.202 238.953 239.202
Asphalt and Road Oil 7.560 7.560 7.560 7.560
Aviation Gasoline 0.222 0.222 0.222 0.222
Distillate Fuel (or Light Oil) 1.188 31.795 0.102 81.178 0.245 114.508 114.263 114.508
Jet Fuel 5.112 5.112 5.112 5.112
Kerosene 0.001 0.002 0.003 0.006 0.006 0.006
LPG6(Propane) 0.541 3.185 5.901 0.130 9.757 9.757 9.757
Lubricants 0.179 1.512 1.691 1.691 1.691
Motor Gasoline 0.356 2.734 97.000 100.090 100.090 100.090
Petroleum Coke 0.000 0.000 0.000
Residual Fuel (or Heavy Oil) 0.001 0.000 0.000 0.004 0.005 0.001 0.005
Other Petroleum 0.212 0.212 0.212 0.212
Renewable 1.046 98.331 2.707 5.444 24.759 132.287 107.528 132.287
Biomass 0.305 0.516 2.159 0.582 3.562 2.980 3.562
Wood 2.159 2.159 2.159 2.159
Waste 0.305 0.516 0.582 1.403 0.821 1.403
Losses and Co–products 97.800 97.800 97.800 97.800
Fuel Ethanol 0.021 0.1 5.444 5.600 5.600 5.600
Geothermal Energy 0.720 0.000 0.492 0.000 1.212 1.212 1.212
Hydroelectric Power 0.000 0.000 11.962 11.962 0.000 11.962
Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic Energy 0.056 0.000 0.056 0.056 0.056
Wind 12.215 12.215 12.215
Other 0.000 0.000 0.000
Electricity Net Imports 0.000 0.000 0.000
Total Primary Energy Consumption 30.135 250.160 40.588 198.420 347.338 866.641
Electricity 31.503 40.654 33.029 0.000 97.000
Net Interstate Flow of Electricity/Losses –8.400
Net End–Use Energy Consumption 61.839 290.814 73.561 192.976 619.190
Electrical System Energy Losses 70.004 90.339 73.395 0.000 233.738
Total End–Use Energy Consumption 131.843 381.153 147.011 192.976 852.928
Total Energy Consumption 131.843 381.153 147.011 192.976 852.928 852.928

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 September 22, 2016.
Typically, there are two years between updates.