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Natural Gas Wellhead Prices
in Nebraska

The price of $3.98 in 2010 was a huge jump of $1.01, or 34 percent, from the price in 2009 although it did not offset the decrease in 2009. The price of $2.97 in 2009 was huge drop of 52 percent from the estimated price in 2008. The estimated price of $6.22 in 2008 was an increase of nearly 30 percent from the estimated price in 2007. The estimated price for 2007 had increased 13 percent to $4.86 from $4.29 in 2005.

Note: The average wellhead price of natural gas is unavailable for 2006 and is estimated for 2007 and 2008.

chart showing Nebraska's Natural Gas Wellhead Prices 1960 through 2010.

Nebraska's Natural Gas Wellhead Prices
1960 – 2010

(Price per Thousand Cubic Feet)

Year Price Year Price Year Price Year Price Year Price Year Price
1960 $0.18 1970 $0.17 1980 $0.83 1990 $2.26 2000 $2.26 2010 $3.98
1961 $0.17 1971 $0.18 1981 $1.45 1991 $2.06 2001 $2.16 2011 NA
1962 $0.18 1972 $0.18 1982 $1.99 1992 $1.78 2002 $1.52 2012 NA
1963 $0.19 1973 $0.18 1983 $2.93 1993 $1.81 2003 $3.17 2013 NA
1964 $0.15 1974 $0.34 1984 $2.24 1994 $1.60 2004 $3.22 2014 NA
1965 $0.15 1975 $0.54 1985 $3.01 1995 $1.19 2005 $4.29 2015 NA
1966 $0.16 1976 $0.51 1986 $2.82 1996 $1.43 2006 NA 2016 NA
1967 $0.17 1977 $0.65 1987 $2.42 1997 $1.53 2007 E$4.86 2017 NA
1968 $0.18 1978 $0.68 1988 $2.66 1998 $1.30 2008 E$6.22 2018 NA
1969 $0.17 1979 $0.85 1989 $2.23 1999 $1.36 2009 $2.97 2019 NA

Sources: Natural Gas Annual. Energy Information Administration, Washington, DC. Nebraska Energy Office, Lincoln, NE.

Notes: NA = Not Available. E = Estimated.

The table and graph were updated on April 26, 2012.
Typically, there is one year between updates.