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Energy Consumption Comparison by State

In 2012, Nebraska was the 19th lowest in energy consumption in the country. Nebraska consumed 860.6 trillion British thermal units (Btu) of energy, which was less than one percent of the nation's total consumption (0.9 percent). Texas had the highest consumption (12,281.9 trillion Btu which was 13 percent of the nation's total), and Vermont had the lowest consumption (128.9 trillion Btu).

bar chart showing the Energy Consumption by State comparison for 2012.

Total Energy Consumption Ranked by State

2012

(Lowest to Highest Rank)

Rank State Energy Consumption
(Trillion Btu)
1 Vermont 128.9
2 District of Columbia 169.3
3 Rhode Island 181.6
4 Delaware 273.6
5 Hawaii 280.3
6 New Hampshire 283.9
7 South Dakota 376.4
8 Maine 379.1
9 Montana 391.7
10 Idaho 519.2
11 Wyoming 546.9
12 North Dakota 552.9
13 Alaska 637.3
14 Nevada 640.0
15 New Mexico 687.0
16 West Virginia 722.7
17 Connecticut 730.3
18 Utah 792.2
19 Nebraska 860.6
20 Oregon 985.9
21 Arkansas 1,064.3
22 Kansas 1,126.6
23 Mississippi 1,133.4
24 Massachusetts 1,386.0
25 Maryland 1,386.4
26 Arizona 1,407.0
27 Iowa 1,449.6
28 Colorado 1,452.4
29 Oklahoma 1,568.8
30 South Carolina 1,571.2
31 Wisconsin 1,733.9
32 Missouri 1,812.6
33 Minnesota 1,824.3
35 Kentucky 1,870.6
34 Alabama 1,904.7
36 Washington 2,056.7
37 Tennessee 2,097.2
38 New Jersey 2,271.9
39 Virginia 2,355.6
40 North Carolina 2,482.9
41 Michigan 2,704.5
42 Indiana 2,785.6
43 Georgia 2,790.8
44 New York 3,513.4
45 Pennsylvania 3,630.8
46 Ohio 3,686.4
47 Illinois 3,863.8
48 Louisiana 3,908.6
49 Florida 4,064.9
50 California 7,640.7
51 Texas 12,281.9
United States Total 94,970.9

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

This table was updated on November 6, 2014.