Petroleum use in Nebraska for 2015 was 45,438 thousand barrels (45.4 million barrels), a decrease of less than 1 percent (0.21%) from 2014. Petroleum peaked at 46,325 thousand barrels (46.3 million barrels) in 2010. Previously, petroleum use had peaked at 46,260 thousand barrels 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 89.2 percent of the total petroleum products consumed in 2015. Propane made up 5 percent, jet fuel made up 3 percent, and asphalt and road oil made up 2 percent. Each of the other fuels' consumption was less than 1 percent of the pie.
The area chart shows, over the last fifty–five years, people have consumed more motor gasoline than any of the other petroleum products, with distillate fuel running a close second.