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Nebraska's Dry Natural Gas Proven Reserves

The estimated quantity of natural gas which geological and engineering data demonstrate with a given probability to be recoverable in the future assuming current costs of operation and market prices are proven reserves. Nebraska's dry natural gas reserves are given for the years 1960 to 2011 in the table below.

Proven reserves for Nebraska peaked in 1960 at 117.8 billion cubic feet. Beginning in 1977, Nebraska's reserves have been included with a group of miscellaneous states, including Arizona, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Missouri, Nevada, Oregon, South Dakota, and Tennessee. Proven reserves for this group of miscellaneous states peaked in 2011 at 379 billion cubic feet. Prior to 2011, the previous four years had also surpassed the peak reached in 1981 at 191 billion cubic feet.

Dry Natural Gas Proven Reserves in Nebraska, 1960 – 2011

(Billion Cubic Feet at 14.73 psia and 60 Degrees Fahrenheit as of December 31)

Year Proven Reserves
1960 117.8
1961 104.3
1962 100.7
1963 100.0
1964 93.4
1965 79.6
1966 72.8
1967 63.8
1968 56.8
1969 56.6
Year Proven Reserves
1970 58.2
1971 59.4
1972 50.3
1973 48.8
1974 54.6
1975 55.8
1976 59.2
1977 102.0
1978 109.0
1979 153.0
Year Proven Reserves
1980 176.0
1981 191.0
1982 69.0
1983 78.0
1984 75.0
1985 76.0
1986 133.0
1987 65.0
1988 84.0
1989 87.0
Year Proven Reserves
1990 72.0
1991 76.0
1992 93.0
1993 96.0
1994 67.0
1995 69.0
1996 69.0
1997 43.0
1998 38.0
1999 66.0
Year Proven Reserves
2000 42.0
2001 82.0
2002 99.0
2003 134.0
2004 110.0
2005 131.0
2006 138.0
2007 239.0
2008 270.0
2009 349.0
Year Proven Reserves
2010 350.0
2011 379.0
2012 NA
2013 NA
2014 NA
2015 NA
2016 NA
2017 NA
2018 NA
2019 NA

Sources: U.S. Crude Oil, Natural Gas, and Natural Gas Liquids Reserves. Energy Information Administration, Washington, DC. Nebraska Energy Office, Lincoln, NE.

This table was updated on September 17, 2013. Typically, there is one year between updates.