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

Nebraska used 871.4 trillion British thermal units (Btu) in 2011, 864.6 trillion Btu in 2010, and 782.1 trillion Btu in 2009.  In 2011, consumption rose 0.8 percent from 2010.  In 2010, consumption rose 10.6 percent from 2009.  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.

Nine–hundred–and–fifteen point five (915.5) trillion Btu of primary energy resources were consumed in 2011, 913.7 trillion Btu were consumed in 2010, and 820.0 trillion Btu were consumed in 2009.  In 2011, consumption fell 0.2 percent from 2010.  In 2010, consumption fell 11.4 percent from 2009.  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
2009, 2010, and 2011

[Trillion British Thermal Units (Btu)]

2011 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 0.0 19.0 0.0 0.0 266.3 285.4 19.0 285.4
Natural Gas 32.5 87.4 40.2 9.4 4.3 173.7 169.4 173.7
Nuclear Electric Power 72.5 72.6 72.6
Petroleum 2.1 35.8 8.2 193.4 0.4 239.9 239.5 239.9
Asphalt and Road Oil 5.3 5.3 5.3 5.3
Aviation Gasoline 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2
Distillate Fuel (or Light Oil) 1.1 24.0 0.1 87.5 0.4 113.2 112.8 113.2
Jet Fuel 4.7 4.7 4.7 4.7
Kerosene * * * * * *
LPG6 (Propane) 0.6 2.7 8.0 0.1 11.4 11.4 11.4
Lubricants 0.2 1.6 1.8 1.8 1.8
Motor Gasoline 0.4 3.4 94.3 97.9 97.9 97.9
Petroleum Coke 0.0 0.0 0.0
Residual Fuel (or Heavy Oil) 0.0 0.0 0.0 * * 0.0 *
Other Petroleum 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4
Renewable 0.9 113.5 3.2 4.9 26.5 149.0 122.5 149.0
Biomass 0.5 113.5 2.3 0.6 116.9 116.3 116.9
Wood 2.3 2.3 2.3 2.3
Waste 0.5 4.2 0.6 5.3 4.7 5.3
Losses and Co–products 109.3 109.3 109.3 109.3
Fuel Ethanol * * 4.9 5.1 5.1 5.1
Geothermal Energy 0.4 0.0 0.8 0.0 1.2 1.2 1.2
Hydroelectric Power 0.0 0.0 15.7 15.7 0.0 15.7
Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic Energy 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1
Wind 10.2 10.2 10.2
Other 0.0 0.0 0.0
Electricity Net Imports 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Primary Energy Consumption 35.4 255.6 51.6 202.8 370.1 915.5
Electricity 31.2 36.1 33.9 0.0 101.3
Net Interstate Flow of Electricity/Losses –44.2
Net End–Use Energy Consumption 66.6 291.7 85.4 202.8 646.7
Electrical System Energy Losses 69.2 80.2 75.3 0.0 224.7
Total End–Use Energy Consumption 135.8 371.9 160.8 202.8 871.4
Total Energy Consumption 135.8 371.9 160.8 202.8 871.4 871.4
2010 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 0.0 12.7 0.0 0.0 241.8 254.6 12.7 254.6
Natural Gas 32.1 85.9 40.3 7.4 4.0 169.6 165.7 169.6
Nuclear Electric Power 115.5 115.5 115.5
Petroleum 2.2 36.6 8.6 201.8 0.3 249.5 249.2 249.5
Asphalt and Road Oil 5.4 5.4 5.4 5.4
Aviation Gasoline 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2
Distillate Fuel (or Light Oil) 1.4 24.4 0.2 92.2 0.3 118.6 118.3 118.6
Jet Fuel 4.7 4.7 4.7 4.7
Kerosene * * * * * *
LPG6(Propane) 0.7 2.9 8.4 0.2 12.2 12.2 12.2
Lubricants 0.2 1.7 1.9 1.9 1.9
Motor Gasoline 0.1 3.3 97.8 101.1 101.1 101.1
Petroleum Coke 0.0 0.0 0.0
Residual Fuel (or Heavy Oil) * * 0.0 * * * *
Other Petroleum 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5
Renewable 1.4 102.9 2.7 5.0 17.6 129.7 112.0 129.7
Biomass 0.5 102.9 2.3 0.7 106.4 105.6 106.4
Wood 2.3 2.3 2.3 2.3
Waste 0.5 4.2 0.7 5.4 4.7 5.4
Losses and Co–products 98.7 98.7 98.7 98.7
Fuel Ethanol * * 5.0 5.1 5.1 5.1
Geothermal Energy 0.9 0.0 0.3 0.0 1.2 1.2 1.2
Hydroelectric Power 0.0 0.0 12.8 12.8 0.0 12.8
Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic Energy 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1
Wind 4.1 4.1 4.1
Other 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Electricity Net Imports 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Primary Energy Consumption 35.7 238.1 51.4 209.2 379.3 913.7
Electricity 32.5 34.8 34.5 0.0 101.8
Net Interstate Flow of Electricity/Losses –49.2
Net End–Use Energy Consumption 68.2 272.9 85.9 209.2 636.3
Electrical System Energy Losses 72.9 78.1 77.3 0.0 228.3
Total End–Use Energy Consumption 141.1 351.0 163.2 209.2 864.6
Total Energy Consumption 141.1 351.0 163.2 209.2 864.6 864.6
2009 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 0.0 7.3 0.0 0.0 242.3 249.6 7.3 249.6
Natural Gas 32.2 82.2 40.6 6.6 3.3 164.9 161.6 164.9
Nuclear Electric Power 98.7 98.7 98.7
Petroleum 2.3 40.3 7.9 164.1 0.3 214.9 214.6 214.9
Asphalt and Road Oil 4.6 4.6 4.6 4.6
Aviation Gasoline 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3
Distillate Fuel (or Light Oil) 1.4 26.8 0.2 57.2 0.3 85.9 85.7 85.9
Jet Fuel 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0
Kerosene * * * 0.1 0.1 0.1
LPG6(Propane) 0.4 5.1 7.7 0.1 13.3 13.3 13.3
Lubricants 0.2 1.6 1.8 1.8 1.8
Motor Gasoline 0.5 2.5 101.0 104.0 104.0 104.0
Petroleum Coke 0.0 0.0 0.0
Residual Fuel (or Heavy Oil) * * 0.0 * 0.0 0.0 0.0
Other Petroleum 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
Renewable 1.3 70.5 2.6 4.5 8.5 87.5 78.9 87.5
Biomass 0.5 70.5 2.3 0.6 73.9 73.2 73.9
Wood 0.5 2.3 2.8 2.8 2.8
Waste 4.1 0.6 4.7 4.1 4.7
Losses and Co–products 66.3 66.3 66.3 66.3
Fuel Ethanol * 0.1 4.5 4.7 4.7 4.7
Geothermal Energy 0.8 0.0 0.3 0.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
Hydroelectric Power 0.0 0.0 4.2 4.2 0.0 4.2
Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic Energy * 0.0 0.0 * 0.0
Wind 3.7 3.7 3.7
Other 0.0 0.0 0.0
Electricity Net Imports * * *
Total Primary Energy Consumption 35.7 200.2 51.2 170.7 353.2 811.0
Electricity 31.8 32.5 32.8 0.0 97.1
Net Interstate Flow of Electricity/Losses –51.9
Net End–Use Energy Consumption 67.5 232.7 84.0 170.7 554.8
Electrical System Energy Losses 66.9 68.3 69.1 0.0 204.3
Total End–Use Energy Consumption 134.3 301.0 153.1 170.7 759.1
Total Energy Consumption 134.3 301.0 153.1 170.7 759.1 759.1

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:  An asterisk (*) indicates a physical unit value less than 0.5 or a Btu value less than 0.05.  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:  An asterisk (*) indicates a physical unit value less than 0.5 or a Btu value less than 0.05.  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:  An asterisk (*) indicates a physical unit value less than 0.5 or a Btu value less than 0.05.  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:  An asterisk (*) indicates a physical unit value less than 0.5 or a Btu value less than 0.05.  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 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:  An asterisk (*) indicates a physical unit value less than +0.5 and greater than –0.5 or a Btu value less than +0.05 and greater than –0.05.  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 11, 2013.
Typically, there are two years between updates.