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Energy Consumption Comparison by State

In 2015, Nebraska was the 19th lowest in energy consumption in the country. Nebraska consumed 853.1 trillion British thermal units (Btu) of energy, which was less than one percent of the nation's total consumption (0.88 percent). Texas had the highest consumption (12,897.6 trillion Btu which was 13 percent of the nation's total), and Vermont had the lowest consumption (132.0 trillion Btu).

bar chart showing the Energy Consumption by State comparison for 2015.

Total Energy Consumption Ranked by State

2015

(Lowest to Highest Rank)

Rank State Energy Consumption
(Trillion Btu)
1 Vermont 132.0
2 District of Columbia 178.8
3 Rhode Island 202.7
4 Delaware 278.0
5 Hawaii 282.4
6 New Hampshire 305.2
7 South Dakota 383.5
8 Montana 391.4
9 Maine 405.6
10 Wyoming 523.8
11 Idaho 524.4
12 North Dakota 607.6
13 Alaska 619.9
14 Nevada 649.5
15 New Mexico 675.6
16 Connecticut 751.6
17 West Virginia 774.9
18 Utah 791.0
19 Nebraska 853.1
20 Oregon 956.7
21 Arkansas 1,055.5
22 Kansas 1,082.6
23 Mississippi 1,132.7
24 Maryland 1,399.5
25 Arizona 1,439.9
26 Massachusetts 1,444.9
27 Colorado 1,480.2
28 Iowa 1,494.8
29 Oklahoma 1,630.9
30 South Carolina 1,648.5
31 Kentucky 1,725.5
32 Minnesota 1,769.9
33 Wisconsin 1,776.2
34 Missouri 1,826.8
35 Alabama 1,909.6
36 Washington 1,988.4
37 Tennessee 2,167.5
38 New Jersey 2,287.7
39 Virginia 2,367.7
40 North Carolina 2,523.7
41 Michigan 2,767.3
42 Indiana 2,846.4
43 Georgia 2,851.2
44 New York 3,724.5
45 Ohio 3,740.8
46 Pennsylvania 3,881.4
47 Illinois 3,942.7
48 Florida 4,241.7
49 Louisiana 4,258.9
50 California 7,676.3
51 Texas 12,897.6
United States Total 97,251.0

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

This table was updated on July 27, 2017.