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Compressed Natural Gas Consumption as
Vehicle Fuel in Nebraska

The amount of compressed natural gas (CNG) consumed as vehicle fuel had been relatively stable from month to month during 2006 to mid-2011 with a bit of volatility thrown in the summer and fall months. During August and September of 2011, CNG experienced a spike in consumption and then consumption skyrocketed in November and December. This increase in consumption was due to the drop in natural gas prices. Significantly lower natural gas prices continued into 2012 and 2013 and consumption continued to soar.

In 2013, annual CNG consumption for vehicle use was 451,999 gallons, which was 70 percent higher than consumption in 2011. In 2012, annual CNG consumption for vehicle use was 267,475 gallons, which more than tripled consumption in 2011. In 2011, annual CNG consumption for vehicle use was 85,611 gallons, which was 87 percent higher than consumption in 2010. In 2010, annual CNG consumption for vehicle use was 45,891 gallons, which was 10 percent lower than consumption in 2009. CNG consumption in 2009 was three percent higher than consumption in 2008. CNG consumption in 2008 was eight percent higher than consumption in 2007. CNG consumption in 2007 was 21 percent lower than consumption in 2006.

Compressed Natural Gas Consumption as Vehicle Fuel in Nebraska
2006 – 2013

(Gallons)

Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Total
2013 27,904 26,195 37,961 29,585 32,515 48,128 29,872 34,387 51,470 37,577 40,559 55,846 451,999
2012 12,084 17,507 37,817 11,227 12,749 23,056 16,947 24,510 27,362 28,203 23,710 32,303 267,475
2011 4,413 3,349 3,684 2,418 3,756 5,678 5,204 9,165 9,383 6,178 12,077 20,306 85,611
2010 3,952 5,160 4,240 3,968 3,245 2,098 3,718 3,582 3,738 3,798 3,756 4,636 45,891
2009 3,600 4,000 3,760 3,520 4,072 3,862 4,591 3,744 4,359 5,432 4,616 5,350 50,906
2008 4,813 3,624 4,112 3,848 4,352 2,912 3,176 3,192 3,344 3,808 4,960 7,179 49,320
2007 4,376 4,144 3,550 3,792 3,728 4,288 4,595 3,888 2,090 1,696 4,432 5,001 45,580
2006 4,840 4,352 3,980 3,936 4,739 4,584 5,099 4,736 5,380 4,760 4,936 6,684 58,026

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, nonhighway agricultural use, and industrial use. NA indicates data is not available.

This table was updated on March 14, 2014.
Typically, there is six months between updates.