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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.

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.