Energy Consumption Comparison by State

In 2016, Nebraska was the 19th lowest in energy consumption in the country. Nebraska consumed 868.3 trillion British thermal units (Btu) of energy, which was less than one percent (0.89%) of the nation's total consumption. Texas had the highest consumption (13,183.5 trillion Btu which was 14 percent of the nation's total), and Vermont had the lowest consumption (128.7 trillion Btu).

bar chart showing the Energy Consumption by State comparison for 2016.

Total Energy Consumption Ranked by State

2016

(Lowest to Highest Rank)

Rank State Energy Consumption
(Trillion Btu)
1 Vermont 128.7
2 District of Columbia 174.2
3 Rhode Island 186.2
4 Delaware 273.5
5 Hawaii 282.9
6 New Hampshire 300.9
7 South Dakota 383.2
8 Maine 387.8
9 Montana 394.5
10 Wyoming 502.9
11 Idaho 528.5
12 North Dakota 586.4
13 Alaska 600.0
14 New Mexico 667.8
15 Nevada 679.1
16 Connecticut 723.9
17 West Virginia 766.2
18 Utah 810.1
19 Nebraska 868.3
20 Oregon 977.5
21 Arkansas 1,056.5
22 Kansas 1,093.0
23 Mississippi 1,166.3
24 Maryland 1,359.3
25 Massachusetts 1,422.8
26 Arizona 1,470.6
27 Colorado 1,484.6
28 Iowa 1,529.8
29 Oklahoma 1,636.0
30 South Carolina 1,653.3
31 Kentucky 1,702.4
32 Missouri 1,780.0
33 Wisconsin 1,781.1
34 Minnesota 1,806.9
35 Alabama 1,933.6
36 Washington 2,058.2
37 Tennessee 2,211.3
38 New Jersey 2,219.4
39 Virginia 2,332.0
40 North Carolina 2,553.8
41 Michigan 2,751.6
42 Indiana 2,802.3
43 Georgia 2,838.9
44 New York 3,661.5
45 Ohio 3,684.8
46 Pennsylvania 3,755.3
47 Illinois 3,907.1
48 Louisiana 4,205.3
49 Florida 4,240.2
50 California 7,830.3
51 Texas 13,183.5
United States Total 97,314.7

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

This table was updated on October 2, 2018.