Petroleum use in Nebraska for 2014 was 45,462 thousand barrels (45.5 million barrels), an increase of less than 1 percent (0.85%) from 2013. 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 88.5 percent of the total petroleum products consumed in 2014. Propane made up 6 percent, jet fuel made up 2 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–four years, people have consumed more motor gasoline than any of the other petroleum products, with distillate fuel running a close second.