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Energy Consumption
in Nebraska's Industrial Sector

The industrial sector consists of manufacturing, construction, mining, agriculture, and forestry organizations.  Energy used by this sector to transport products to market or inputs to the organizations is included in the transportation sector.

For the residential, commercial, and industrial sectors, a net total or net energy consumption (less electrical system energy losses) is provided to indicate the energy actually consumed by these sectors.  In addition, energy consumed in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity (electrical system energy losses) is allocated to each sector based on the electricity consumed by the sector.  Thus, total energy consumption represents the energy consumed by the sector as well as that used to provide electricity to the sector.

Between 2010 and 2011, industrial sector net energy use increased 6.9 percent to 291.7 trillion British thermal units (Btu).  Total energy consumption attributed to the industrial sector in 2011 was 371.9 trillion Btu, an increase of 6.0 percent from 2010.  Petroleum use decreased 2.2 percent.  Coal use increased 49.5 percent, renewable energy use increased 10.2 percent, electricity use increased 3.7 percent, and natural gas use increased 1.8 percent from 2010.  Renewable energy consumption was comprised of ethanol, losses and co–products, and wood and waste.

In 2011, almost all of the industrial sector energy needs were met by renewable energy (38.9 percent), natural gas (30.0 percent), electricity (12.4 percent), and petroleum products (12.2 percent).  Six point five (6.5) percent of the energy consumed in the industrial sector was coal.  The majority of the petroleum products consumed by the industrial sector were diesel fuel (67.4 percent), asphalt and road oil (14.9 percent), motor gasoline (9.0 percent), and propane (7.5 percent); the rest of the products each comprised less than one percent.

Other petroleum products include sixteen (16) separate products, all of which are assigned to the industrial sector.  The sixteen products are:  aviation gasoline blending components; crude oil; motor gasoline blending components; natural gasoline, including isopentane; pentanes plus; petrochemical feedstocks, naphtha; petrochemical feedstocks, other oils; petrochemical feedstocks, still gas; petroleum coke; plant condensate; special naphthas; still gas; unfinished oils; unfractionated streams; waxes; and miscellaneous. Miscellaneous products vary from inexpensive (absorption oils similar to kerosene) to very expensive (hydraulic fluids) products.  The greater part of the miscellaneous product line consists of finished petrochemicals, especially the aromatic hydrocarbons:  benzene, toluene, and the xylenes.

chart showing Net Energy Consumption by Fuel Type in the Industrial Sector in Nebraska for the year 2011. chart showing Total Energy Consumption by Fuel Type in the Industrial Sector in Nebraska for the year 2011.
chart showing Total and Net Energy Consumption by Fuel Type in the Industrial Sector in Nebraska for the years 1960 through 2011.

Energy Consumption by Fuel Type, Industrial Sector
Nebraska, 2000 – 2011

[Trillion British Thermal Units (Btu)]

Year Coal Electricity Natural
Gas
Petroleum Renewable Net
Energy
Consumption
Electrical
System
Energy
Losses
Total
Energy
Consumption
Asphalt
and
Road Oil
Diesel
Fuel
Kero–
sene
Lubri–
cants
Motor
Gasoline
Other
Petroleum1
Propane Residual
Fuel
Losses
and
Co–products
Wood
and Waste
2011 19.045 36.132 87.365 5.309 23.990 0.004 0.195 3.214 0.213 2.677 0.000 109.419 4.184 291.747 80.181 371.937
2010 12.741 34.838 85.848 5.422 24.447 0.006 0.205 3.167 0.219 2.929 0.000 98.906 4.189 272.918 78.094 351.012
2009 7.266 32.451 82.220 5.393 26.170 0.020 0.185 2.418 0.188 5.013 0.001 66.430 4.088 231.844 72.947 304.791
2008 7.805 32.837 77.501 5.378 34.037 0.005 0.206 2.291 0.216 3.206 0.241 67.364 3.731 234.819 75.664 310.483
2007 8.085 31.064 67.019 5.996 35.608 0.010 0.221 3.658 0.224 5.417 0.295 48.277 3.790 209.663 72.207 281.870
2006 8.155 30.630 54.241 6.985 30.101 0.017 0.214 6.580 0.248 7.403 0.218 35.285 3.351 183.429 70.367 253.795
2005 7.824 30.089 41.583 8.068 30.421 0.042 0.220 6.430 0.203 6.198 0.645 32.073 4.795 168.592 69.250 237.842
2004 7.450 29.405 39.533 8.636 32.173 0.054 0.221 6.616 0.200 7.580 1.134 30.833 4.534 168.369 67.263 235.632
2003 7.796 28.734 38.681 8.868 30.888 0.045 0.218 5.488 0.208 7.386 0.798 23.165 4.575 156.849 64.784 221.633
2002 7.960 25.807 41.059 5.331 29.207 0.012 0.236 5.227 0.217 9.146 0.777 21.565 4.744 151.288 58.293 209.581
2001 10.136 25.002 40.849 5.682 30.116 0.043 0.239 4.856 0.232 5.913 0.663 21.550 4.173 149.455 57.031 206.486
2000 8.350 24.826 46.932 6.217 26.472 0.036 0.261 3.219 0.106 6.204 0.725 19.718 2.121 145.187 57.852 203.039

Energy Consumption by Fuel Type, Industrial Sector
Nebraska, 1980 – 1999

[Trillion British Thermal Units (Btu)]

Year Coal Electricity Natural
Gas
Petroleum Renewable Net
Energy
Consumption
Electrical
System
Energy
Losses
Total
Energy
Consumption
Asphalt
and
Road Oil
Diesel
Fuel
Kero­sene Lubri­cants Motor
Gasoline
Other
Petroleum1
Propane Residual
Fuel
Losses
and
Co–products
Wood
and Waste
1999 7.722 23.486 45.712 12.387 24.451 0.021 0.265 3.505 0.120 5.813 0.437 18.785 2.683 145.387 54.114 199.502
1998 7.333 23.596 53.234 9.288 29.270 0.060 0.262 5.366 0.136 4.652 0.616 17.719 2.652 154.186 54.717 208.902
1997 5.670 22.449 44.317 9.623 27.355 0.078 0.250 4.154 0.140 5.591 0.632 16.682 2.742 139.684 52.068 191.752
1996 5.391 21.131 36.332 11.755 26.819 0.065 0.237 3.974 0.156 6.952 1.052 12.453 3.497 129.813 49.192 179.005
1995 6.563 19.795 43.898 6.164 27.655 0.051 0.244 3.872 0.169 5.775 0.756 12.144 0.005 127.091 46.248 173.339
1994 7.909 18.237 36.222 6.841 31.212 0.058 0.249 3.762 0.169 6.187 1.212 5.097 0.005 117.159 43.174 160.333
1993 6.832 16.932 37.495 5.291 28.769 0.053 0.238 3.549 0.167 5.525 1.608 3.418 0.000 109.876 39.862 149.738
1992 5.996 16.215 25.578 5.960 28.404 0.046 0.234 4.175 0.155 6.115 0.907 1.647 0.000 95.591 37.973 133.563
1991 6.129 16.002 23.981 9.410 27.043 0.053 0.229 4.786 0.146 5.897 1.064 1.003 0.000 95.897 37.176 133.073
1990 4.477 15.757 24.799 9.213 28.019 0.080 0.256 4.862 0.561 6.063 1.483 0.965 0.000 96.663 37.158 133.821
1989 5.337 14.911 29.649 7.501 27.116 0.061 0.249 5.408 0.577 7.764 1.691 0.954 0.000 101.374 34.424 135.797
1988 5.018 14.002 31.284 8.375 26.693 0.328 0.243 5.463 0.594 7.364 2.026 0.908 0.000 102.424 31.002 133.425
1987 5.807 13.139 29.025 8.238 24.88 0.491 0.252 6.415 0.553 6.255 1.294 0.924 0.000 97.416 29.080 126.496
1986 6.250 12.82 19.882 6.332 26.144 0.803 0.223 6.137 0.524 4.903 1.253 0.821 0.000 86.202 28.761 114.963
1985 4.857 12.944 31.905 3.141 25.959 0.123 0.228 7.190 0.417 4.819 0.387 0.705 0.024 92.823 29.647 122.470
1984 5.429 12.710 37.183 4.191 25.402 0.138 0.244 4.962 0.407 4.060 0.437 0.087 0.024 95.361 28.985 124.346
1983 4.257 12.505 36.112 4.434 20.681 0.131 0.229 5.656 0.411 9.230 0.655 0.090 0.024 94.505 29.408 123.913
1982 6.121 11.812 36.362 4.887 19.526 0.284 0.219 6.282 0.378 10.417 0.564 0.049 0.021 96.971 27.929 124.900
1981 7.020 13.242 41.631 4.450 17.869 0.272 0.24 7.103 0.880 8.160 0.230 0.022 0.022 101.163 31.008 132.171
1980 5.163 14.177 50.909 4.768 19.867 0.176 0.250 7.729 0.756 9.717 0.182 0.000 0.020 113.715 34.057 147.773

Energy Consumption by Fuel Type, Industrial Sector
Nebraska, 1960 – 1979

[Trillion British Thermal Units (Btu)]

Year Coal Electricity Natural
Gas
Petroleum Renewable Net
Energy
Consumption
Electrical
System
Energy
Losses
Total
Energy
Consumption
Asphalt
and
Road Oil
Diesel
Fuel
Kero­sene Lubri­cants Motor
Gasoline
Other
Petroleum1
Propane Residual
Fuel
Losses
and
Co–products
Wood
and Waste
1979 10.123 13.918 51.806 5.422 32.468 0.147 0.281 8.211 0.777 10.293 0.249 0.000 2.391 136.084 33.222 169.307
1978 10.688 12.911 52.347 10.66 26.549 0.638 0.268 8.466 0.854 6.606 0.814 0.000 2.356 133.159 31.265 164.424
1977 10.527 12.279 61.086 7.286 22.308 0.627 0.250 8.570 0.858 8.606 1.149 0.000 1.961 135.506 29.349 164.856
1976 11.615 12.085 64.706 3.785 25.906 0.706 1.301 8.444 0.904 9.272 1.015 0.000 1.806 141.545 28.919 170.464
1975 5.934 10.918 73.504 5.003 18.838 0.629 1.171 8.638 0.881 6.603 0.861 0.000 1.548 134.527 26.188 160.715
1974 6.393 8.890 72.052 6.473 19.300 0.753 1.153 8.464 0.876 5.353 0.917 0.000 1.531 132.156 21.498 153.654
1973 6.294 7.882 73.726 5.867 20.450 0.809 1.204 3.692 0.914 4.505 0.919 0.000 1.600 127.862 18.704 146.566
1972 4.385 7.171 57.624 5.901 20.646 0.78 0.835 6.521 0.851 3.996 1.016 0.000 1.531 111.26 17.169 128.429
1971 3.909 7.484 57.11 7.373 19.273 0.810 0.780 7.879 0.806 3.032 0.722 0.000 0.550 109.731 18.046 127.777
1970 4.926 7.319 56.892 7.545 19.054 0.739 0.972 6.931 0.615 3.075 0.871 0.000 0.516 109.457 17.705 127.162
1969 3.680 6.842 52.085 4.916 17.000 0.536 0.954 8.392 0.657 3.516 1.081 0.000 0.499 100.159 16.321 116.480
1968 3.415 5.948 49.547 5.225 17.431 0.643 0.895 7.906 0.484 2.395 0.608 0.000 0.499 94.998 14.190 109.188
1967 5.448 4.266 43.490 4.019 16.373 1.345 0.815 9.221 0.321 2.145 0.383 0.000 0.499 88.329 10.190 98.519
1966 8.537 4.271 64.737 4.737 15.617 1.763 0.818 8.931 0.260 2.099 0.430 0.000 0.516 112.720 10.235 122.955
1965 7.593 4.032 47.717 4.349 11.392 1.420 0.787 9.402 0.297 1.302 0.201 0.000 0.499 88.993 9.624 98.618
1964 9.777 3.734 46.524 4.337 13.975 1.219 0.577 10.031 0.269 1.584 0.266 0.000 0.482 92.779 8.873 101.652
1963 10.912 3.546 40.587 5.596 12.208 1.047 0.549 9.873 0.279 1.912 0.354 0.000 0.464 87.332 8.476 95.807
1962 10.265 3.34 41.95 4.676 12.156 1.184 0.549 10.975 0.360 1.295 0.235 0.000 0.430 87.421 8.023 95.444
1961 9.855 3.196 38.679 4.659 14.407 1.352 0.571 11.537 0.360 1.468 0.084 0.000 0.413 86.586 7.768 94.354
1960 8.961 3.032 38.274 5.177 14.012 1.560 0.587 11.271 0.369 1.838 0.113 0.000 0.396 85.592 7.498 93.090

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

Note: Totals may not equal the sum of the components due to independent rounding.

1 Other petroleum includes the subtotal of sixteen (16) petroleum products consumed in the industrial sector.

The table and graphs were updated on August 15, 2013.
Typically, there are one to two years between updates.