Propane consumption for vehicle use for the first six months in 2017 started lower than last year but caught up in February and mirrored 2016 from February through June. Consumption for the first six months of the year totaled 1,078,755 gallons, comparable to consumption during the same time period in 2016, which totaled 1,121,319 gallons. This can be seen in the graph and data table below.
Propane consumption as vehicle fuel had been a bit bumpy from month to month during past years and annual totals had been declining. In the latter half of 2013, though, consumption skyrocketed in August and September. Consumption did drop in October and November but did not return to previous year levels. Each month's consumption for October, November, and December remained above 200,000 gallons. During the fall of 2013, Nebraska and surrounding states experienced late harvest at the same time. Shortly after harvest was completed, cold weather set in. These two back–to–back events occurring in the region, not just the state, increased propane demand and lowered propane supplies. Consumption in 2014 to 2016 were double the consumption of previous years.
The number of vehicles consuming propane can be found in the report The Number of Registered Vehicles in Nebraska by the Fuel Consumed.