Propane consumption as vehicle fuel had been a bit bumpy from month to month during the 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 not as much as to return numbers 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.
In 2013, annual propane consumption for vehicle use was 1,422,839 gallons, which was more than double the consumption in 2012. In 2012, annual propane consumption for vehicle use was 694,632 gallons, which was 2 percent lower than consumption in 2011. In 2011, annual propane consumption for vehicle use was 709,922 gallons, which was 29 percent lower than consumption in 2010. In 2010, annual propane consumption for vehicle use was 995,077 gallons, which was 2 percent lower than consumption in 2009. Propane consumption in 2009 was 1 percent lower than consumption in 2008. Propane consumption in 2008 was 6 percent lower than consumption in 2007. Propane consumption in 2007 was 1 percent lower than consumption in 2006.
Source: "Monthly Motor–Fuel Consumption." Nebraska Department of Revenue, Motor Fuels Division, Lincoln, NE.
Notes: The numbers are net volume numbers which exclude motor fuel for aviation use, non-highway agricultural use, and industrial use. NA indicates data is not available.
This table was updated on March 14, 2014.
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