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Energy Consumption Comparison by State

In 2013, Nebraska was the 19th lowest in energy consumption in the country. Nebraska consumed 871.8 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 (12,944.1 trillion Btu which was 13 percent of the nation's total), and Vermont had the lowest consumption (133.6 trillion Btu).

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

Total Energy Consumption Ranked by State

2013

(Lowest to Highest Rank)

Rank State Energy Consumption
(Trillion Btu)
1 Vermont 133.6
2 District of Columbia 170.9
3 Rhode Island 193.6
4 Delaware 274.5
5 Hawaii 277.1
6 New Hampshire 302.8
7 South Dakota 390.4
8 Montana 401.2
9 Maine 407.1
10 Idaho 529.5
11 Wyoming 535.5
12 North Dakota 588.6
13 Alaska 609.0
14 Nevada 657.1
15 New Mexico 688.5
16 West Virginia 737.8
17 Connecticut 748.1
18 Utah 830.6
19 Nebraska 871.8
20 Oregon 996.7
21 Arkansas 1,093.0
22 Mississippi 1,141.8
23 Kansas 1,163.1
24 Maryland 1,403.8
25 Arizona 1,414.8
26 Massachusetts 1,442.6
27 Colorado 1,471.8
28 Iowa 1,516.5
29 South Carolina 1,591.4
30 Oklahoma 1,622.8
31 Wisconsin 1,804.0
32 Kentucky 1,822.7
33 Missouri 1,857.0
34 Minnesota 1,859.8
35 Alabama 1,931.4
36 Washington 2,039.3
37 Tennessee 2,135.9
38 New Jersey 2,314.5
39 Virginia 2,410.7
40 North Carolina 2,524.1
41 Georgia 2,795.4
42 Michigan 2,843.2
43 Indiana 2,900.0
44 New York 3,625.3
45 Ohio 3,745.4
46 Pennsylvania 3,795.0
47 Louisiana 3,835.0
48 Illinois 4,011.5
49 Florida 4,077.9
50 California 7,684.1
51 Texas 12,944.1
United States Total 97,144.7

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

This table was updated on August 18, 2015.