official nebraska government website

Energy Consumption Comparison by State

In 2009, Nebraska was the 18th lowest in energy consumption in the country. Nebraska consumed 759.1 trillion British thermal units (Btu) of energy, which was less than one percent of the nation's total consumption. Texas had the highest consumption (11,297.4 trillion Btu which was 12 percent of the nation's total), and Vermont had the lowest consumption (158.1 trillion Btu).

bar chart showing the Energy Consumption by State comparison for 2011.

Total Energy Consumption Ranked by State

2009

(Lowest to Highest Rank)

Rank State Energy Consumption
(Trillion Btu)
1 Vermont 149.3
2 District of Columbia 180.3
3 Rhode Island 183.9
4 Delaware 271.6
5 Hawaii 286.0
6 New Hampshire 292.1
7 South Dakota 382.4
8 Montana 397.5
9 Maine 412.5
10 Idaho 525.6
11 North Dakota 526.2
12 Wyoming 553.0
13 Nevada 632.5
14 Alaska 637.9
15 New Mexico 688.0
16 West Virginia 724.3
17 Connecticut 741.6
18 Utah 797.2
19 Nebraska 871.4
20 Oregon 1,014.2
21 Arkansas 1,117.1
22 Kansas 1,162.5
23 Mississippi 1,163.4
24 Massachusetts 1,395.1
25 Maryland 1,426.4
26 Arizona 1,431.5
27 Colorado 1,480.8
28 Iowa 1,512.6
29 Oklahoma 1,594.6
30 South Carolina 1,610.3
31 Wisconsin 1,789.2
32 Minnesota 1,866.6
33 Missouri 1,878.1
35 Kentucky 1,911.4
34 Alabama 1,931.3
36 Washington 2,080.2
37 Tennessee 2,201.1
38 Virginia 2,388.5
39 New Jersey 2,438.5
40 North Carolina 2,572.7
41 Michigan 2,802.7
42 Indiana 2,869.2
43 Georgia 3,002.1
44 New York 3,614.8
45 Pennsylvania 3,725.3
46 Ohio 3,827.6
47 Illinois 3,977.8
48 Louisiana 4,055.3
49 Florida 4,217.1
50 California 7,858.4
51 Texas 12,206.6
United States Total 97,387.3

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

Note: 1 Includes -23.8 trillion Btu of net imports of coal coke that is not allocated to the States.

This table was updated on August 15, 2013.