Natural gas production for 2012 was 1.3 billion cubic feet, which was 35 percent less than the 2011 production of 2.0 billion cubic feet. The record high was in the year 1960 when 28.2 billion cubic feet of natural gas was produced. Natural gas production for 2008 was 3.1 billion cubic feet, nearly double the production (98 percent) from 2007 when production was 1.6 billion cubic feet. The increase in 2008 was due to high natural gas prices. More information can be found in the report Natural Gas Production by County.
In 2011, Nebraskans consumed 171.8 billion cubic feet of natural gas. Consumption is not available for more recent years. Nebraska's natural gas production in 2011 was 2.0 billion cubic feet which represented only 1.2 percent of the natural gas consumed in the state.