Petroleum use in Nebraska for 2012 was 44,434 thousand barrels (44.4 million barrels), an increase of 0.6 percent from 2011. 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 89.5 percent of the total petroleum products consumed in 2012. Propane made up 6 percent, jet fuel made up 2 percent, and asphalt and road oil made up 1.7 percent. Each of the other fuels' consumption was less than 1 percent of the pie.
The area chart shows, over the last fifty–two years, people have consumed more motor gasoline than any of the other petroleum products, with distillate fuel running a close second.