Petroleum use in Nebraska for 2013 was 44,974 thousand barrels (45.0 million barrels), an increase of 1.5 percent from 2012. Petroleum use peaked at 46,260 thousand barrels (46.3 million barrels) in 1978. There have been about three years that have come close to the peak in 1978.
The pie chart shows that motor gasoline and distillate fuel (diesel fuel and heating oil) made up nearly equal slices of the pie resulting in 87.7 percent of the total petroleum products consumed in 2013. Propane made up 7 percent, jet fuel made up 2 percent, and asphalt and road oil made up 1.6 percent. Each of the other fuels' consumption was less than 1 percent of the pie.
The area chart shows, over the last fifty–three years, people have consumed more motor gasoline than any of the other petroleum products, with distillate fuel running a close second.