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

Nebraska spent $8,192.2 million (or $8.2 billion) in 2015 on energy, $10,376.8 million (or $10.4 billion) in 2014, and $10,361.0 million (or $10.4 billion) in 2013.  In 2015, expenditures on energy decreased 21.1 percent from 2014.  In 2014, expenditures on energy increased less than one percent (0.15%) from 2013.  Total energy expenditures are expenditures for primary energy and end–use energy.

In 2015, expenditures for primary energy were $5,992.9 million, a decrease of 26.7 percent from 2014.  In 2014, expenditures for primary energy were $8,180.6 million, an increase of less than one percent (0.47%) from 2013.  Primary energy expenditures are shown in the tables below for each sector and each fuel.  Primary energy expenditures include the costs for energy used in the generation of electricity whether that electricity is used in Nebraska or not.

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

Renewable energy consists of hydroelectric power, wind, wood and waste, ethanol, geothermal energy, and solar thermal and photovoltaic energy, but there are direct fuel costs for only wood and waste.

The expenditures are in nominal dollars to provide a better comparison.

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

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

[Million Nominal Dollars]

2015 Sectors Total
Primary
Energy
Expenditures
Total
End–Use
Energy
Expenditures
Total
Energy
Expenditures
End–Use Sectors Electric
Power
Commercial Industrial Residential Transportation
Primary Energy Resources:
Coal 36.2 329.7 465.9 36.2 465.9
Coking Coal
Steam Coal 36.2 329.7 465.9 36.2 465.9
Natural Gas 188.6 390.4 307.1 1.1 16.9 904.1 887.2 904.1
Nuclear Fuel 77.2 77.2 77.2
Petroleum 75.1 601.2 123.5 3,834.8 1.7 4,636.3 4,634.6 4,636.3
Asphalt and Road Oil 76.0 76.0 76.0 76.0
Aviation Gasoline 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.2
Distillate Fuel (or Light Oil) 25.2 394.7 1.5 1,615.6 1.7 2,038.7 2,037.0 2,038.7
Jet Fuel 77.0 77.0 77.0 77.0
Kerosene * 0.0 * 0.0 0.0 0.0
LPG1 (Propane) 10.8 34.4 122.0 6.8 174.0 174.0 174.0
Lubricants 14.5 122.3 136.8 136.8 136.8
Motor Gasoline 39.0 70.6 2,008.9 2,118.5 2,118.5 2,118.5
Petroleum Coke
Residual Fuel (or Heavy Oil)
Other Petroleum2 11.0 11.0 11.0 11.0
Renewable 1.3 0.3 6.0 1.9 9.5 7.6 9.5
Biomass 1.3 0.3 6.0 1.9 9.5 7.6 9.5
Wood 6.0 6.0 6.0 6.0
Waste 1.3 0.3 1.9 4.8 1.6 4.8
Ethanol NA NA NA NA NA NA
Geothermal Energy
Hydroelectric Power
Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic Energy
Wind
Other
Electricity Imports3
Total Primary Energy Expenditures 265.0 1,028.0 436.7 3,835.8 427.4 5,992.9 5,992.9
Electric Power Sector4 –427.4
Electricity Purchased by End Users 807.4 808.8 1,010.5 2,626.8 2,626.8
Total End–Use Energy Expenditures 1,072.4 1,836.8 1,447.2 3,835.8 8,192.2 8,192.2
Total Energy Expenditures 1,072.4 1,836.8 1,447.2 3,835.8 8,192.2 8,192.2
2014 Sectors Total
Primary
Energy
Expenditures
Total
End–Use
Energy
Expenditures
Total
Energy
Expenditures
End–Use Sectors Electric
Power
Commercial Industrial Residential Transportation
Primary Energy Resources:
Coal 40.1 355.5 395.6 40.1 395.6
Coking Coal
Steam Coal 40.1 355.5 395.6 40.1 395.6
Natural Gas 235.6 494.3 369.6 0.8 24.5 1,124.8 1,100.3 1,124.8
Nuclear Fuel 81.0 81.0 81.0
Petroleum 68.4 861.1 188.9 5,432.9 12.5 6,563.8 6,551.3 6,563.8
Asphalt and Road Oil 96.2 96.2 96.2 96.2
Aviation Gasoline 6.4 6.4 6.4 6.4
Distillate Fuel (or Light Oil) 43.0 604.9 2.8 2,292.4 12.5 2,955.6 2,943.1 2,955.6
Jet Fuel 125.9 125.9 125.9 125.9
Kerosene 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.4 0.4 0.4
LPG1(Propane) 16.0 61.5 185.9 16.7 280.1 280.1 280.1
Lubricants 13.7 115.9 129.6 129.6 129.6
Motor Gasoline 9.1 65.9 2,875.6 2,950.6 2,950.6 2,950.6
Petroleum Coke
Residual Fuel (or Heavy Oil) 0.1 * 0.1 0.1 0.1
Other Petroleum2 18.7 18.7 18.7 18.7
Renewable 1.7 0.3 11.8 NA 1.7 15.5 13.8 15.5
Biomass 1.7 0.3 11.8 1.7 15.5 13.8 15.5
Wood 11.8 11.8 11.8 11.8
Waste 1.7 0.3 1.7 3.7 2.0 3.7
Ethanol NA NA NA NA NA NA
Geothermal Energy
Hydroelectric Power
Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic Energy
Wind
Other
Electricity Imports3 * * *
Total Primary Energy Expenditures 305.6 1,395.8 570.3 5,433.8 475.2 8,180.6 8,180.6
Electric Power Sector4 –475.2
Electricity Purchased by End Users 831.3 797.1 1,043.0 2,671.4 2,671.4
Total End–Use Energy Expenditures 1,136.9 2,192.8 1,613.3 5,433.8 10,376.8 10,376.8
Total Energy Expenditures 1,136.9 2,192.8 1,613.3 5,433.8 10,376.8 10,376.8
2013 Sectors Total
Primary
Energy
Expenditures
Total
End–Use
Energy
Expenditures
Total
Energy
Expenditures
End–Use Sectors Electric
Power
Commercial Industrial Residential Transportation
Primary Energy Resources:
Coal 36.5 386.7 423.2 36.5 423.2
Coking Coal
Steam Coal 36.5 386.7 423.2 36.5 423.2
Natural Gas 209.1 416.0 345.9 0.9 22.8 994.7 971.9 994.7
Nuclear Fuel 60.0 60.0 60.0
Petroleum 72.6 977.3 181.9 5,424.5 12.1 6,668.4 6,656.3 6,668.4
Asphalt and Road Oil 90.9 90.9 90.9 90.9
Aviation Gasoline 5.7 5.7 5.7 5.7
Distillate Fuel (or Light Oil) 45.7 696.8 3.2 2,281.1 12.1 3,038.9 3,026.8 3,038.9
Jet Fuel 138.9 138.9 138.9 138.9
Kerosene * 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2
LPG1(Propane) 18.3 76.7 178.6 14.1 287.7 287.7 287.7
Lubricants 13.2 111.1 124.3 124.3 124.3
Motor Gasoline 8.6 80.4 2,873.5 2,962.5 2,962.5 2,962.5
Petroleum Coke
Residual Fuel (or Heavy Oil)
Other Petroleum2 19.3 19.3 19.3 19.3
Renewable 1.6 0.3 11.8 NA 1.4 15.1 13.7 15.1
Biomass 1.6 0.3 11.8 1.4 15.1 13.7 15.1
Wood 11.8 11.8 11.8 11.8
Waste 1.6 0.3 1.4 3.3 1.9 3.3
Ethanol NA NA NA NA NA NA
Geothermal Energy
Hydroelectric Power
Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic Energy
Wind
Other
Electricity Imports3
Total Primary Energy Expenditures 283.2 1,430.0 539.7 5,425.4 483.0 8,161.4 8,161.4
Electric Power Sector4 –483.0
Electricity Purchased by End Users 807.5 837.4 1,037.8 2,682.6 2,682.6
Total End–Use Energy Expenditures 1,090.7 2,267.4 1,577.5 5,425.4 10,361.0 10,361.0
Total Energy Expenditures 1,090.7 2,267.4 1,577.5 5,425.4 10,361.0 10,361.0

Sources: State Energy Price and Expenditure Report.  Energy Information Administration, Washington, DC.  Nebraska Energy Office, Lincoln, NE.

Notes: An asterisk (*) indicates a value less than 0.05 million nominal dollars.  NA indicates Not Available.  A hyphen (–) indicates no consumption or not applicable.  Totals may not equal the sum of the components due to independent rounding.

1 LPG stands for liquefied petroleum gases.

2 Other petroleum consists of seven (7) petroleum products.

3 Electricity imported from Canada and Mexico.

4 Net imports of electricity generated from nonrenewable energy sources are included in Electric Power Sector and the total.

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