Nebraskans spent fifteen times as much on energy in 2012 as was spent in 1970 even though the amounts spent on energy in 2012 and in 1970 accounted for 12.1 percent and 11.8 percent, respectively, of consumer income. The percentages are nearly equal. Before the oil embargo of 1973–74, annual energy expenditures were roughly an 11–percent share of personal income. During the price shocks of the 1970s and early 1980s, energy's percent share of income rose to peak at 17.1 percent. Each year after peaking, the percentage steadily fell until it was under 10 percent. The percentage went as low as 7.8 percent in 1999. Then in 2000, the percentage started rising, and in 2005, energy's percent share of income was in double digits again. In 2009, the percentage dropped 2.5 percent to 10.0 percent—a major factor was the decrease in energy prices.