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On–Highway Diesel Fuel Consumption
in Nebraska

Diesel fuel consumption is 4.5 percent higher than last year. As of May 2014, consumption for the year totaled 162,315,656 gallons while consumption during the same time period in 2013 totaled 155,402,088 gallons. Diesel fuel consumption for the month of May 2014 totaled 34,653,804 gallons, which was a 1–percent increase from consumption in the same month in 2013. As shown in the graphs and data table below, May's consumption was 2 percent higher than consumption during the previous month.

Diesel fuel consumption has been relatively stable each month from year to year. Total consumption for 2013 was 401,032,560 gallons, which was a 0.3-percent increase from 2012. Total consumption for 2012 was 399,809,509 gallons, which was a 2–percent decrease from 2011. The data table shows incremental increases each year resulting in a 90–million–gallon increase in consumption between 1997 and 2002, and another increase half that size between 2002 and 2007. In 2008 and 2009, consumption fell due to high energy prices. Consumption has seemed to have reached a plateau from 2010 to the present.

An indicator to support high or low consumption of diesel fuel is reported miles traveled. The number of miles traveled indicate very little difference from year to year although there are small increases that add up when looking at the miles traveled ten years and twenty years ago. A drawback to the miles–traveled data is that the data for passenger cars, recreational vehicles, and diesel trucks are not separated. The driving season for consumers of diesel fuel is traditionally the months between Labor Day in September and Memorial Day in May. The months of June, July, and August should have a lower demand for diesel fuel, but this isn't reflected in the graph below.

chart showing On-Highway Diesel Fuel Consumption in Nebraska in 2004, 2009, 2013 and 2014. chart showing Annual on-highway diesel fuel consumption in Nebraska from 1995 through 2013.

On–Highway Diesel Fuel Consumption in Nebraska
1994 – 2014

(Gallons)

Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Total
2014 31,730,848 28,233,306 33,665,338 34,032,360 34,653,804 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
2013 29,224,939 27,203,406 32,771,145 31,921,544 34,281,054 33,742,327 39,236,091 33,339,343 33,664,177 41,629,638 32,314,199 31,704,697 401,032,560
2012 31,758,927 28,914,759 32,915,256 32,500,030 34,645,393 36,873,144 32,966,830 36,423,551 34,086,562 37,973,616 31,620,043 29,131,398 399,809,509
2011 31,006,299 30,702,078 34,398,588 33,133,910 33,556,468 34,969,575 32,116,748 35,995,644 36,987,940 37,894,550 34,202,849 31,966,794 406,931,443
2010 28,069,283 26,907,255 33,249,802 33,192,753 33,447,380 34,369,500 35,544,306 35,644,145 37,988,973 38,522,622 34,292,594 33,380,297 404,608,910
2009 27,794,341 25,173,915 30,268,416 31,293,421 32,258,465 31,446,880 32,205,072 30,724,128 33,726,191 34,030,085 31,700,612 31,909,087 372,530,613
2008 30,998,237 28,671,035 32,322,487 32,044,841 32,278,831 32,254,044 32,573,152 33,018,830 34,030,785 35,474,456 31,296,867 30,506,995 385,470,560
2007 33,916,621 28,460,456 35,881,444 34,680,681 38,105,493 37,520,528 34,984,281 35,182,841 36,094,952 39,428,338 36,247,467 29,968,048 420,471,150
2006 29,447,548 28,259,266 33,079,188 33,435,373 34,911,957 35,333,479 31,480,269 33,167,997 33,241,655 36,890,842 33,320,279 29,871,400 392,439,253
2005 27,646,645 25,834,921 35,380,547 32,188,005 33,912,770 37,509,816 32,544,692 35,875,098 39,090,523 34,815,280 32,606,863 32,001,895 399,407,055
2004 26,546,177 25,183,751 37,684,038 32,118,207 33,658,291 38,888,487 32,273,801 31,724,187 35,666,627 34,983,596 34,048,482 36,955,832 399,731,476
2003 27,335,388 24,020,991 33,825,011 28,142,590 28,042,620 34,329,573 30,376,581 28,905,040 42,423,085 33,489,525 28,314,356 35,503,646 374,708,406
2002 25,747,927 24,953,555 33,218,705 29,776,096 30,952,953 37,422,130 31,304,098 31,374,525 33,630,165 33,838,187 29,516,768 31,392,870 373,127,979
2001 25,468,609 24,180,562 32,060,934 28,302,802 29,406,805 32,708,810 30,028,125 30,655,378 33,741,034 37,049,780 30,154,449 31,108,372 364,865,660
2000 25,905,203 24,895,680 35,138,082 28,561,487 29,828,188 36,653,413 28,248,601 32,242,213 27,367,032 33,469,893 29,076,080 32,894,615 364,280,487
1999 25,734,424 22,629,620 35,543,767 27,527,700 28,026,726 33,478,334 28,707,346 29,071,758 34,604,102 32,999,719 29,088,735 31,872,594 359,284,825
1998 23,647,189 21,355,343 24,600,290 26,678,705 26,254,173 26,791,040 27,295,384 27,770,142 28,317,344 30,990,617 26,211,421 26,812,645 316,724,293
1997 22,322,791 19,471,387 23,270,117 23,207,534 24,738,446 23,543,978 24,294,208 23,870,204 24,943,394 28,260,671 24,694,433 23,490,325 286,107,488
1996 20,245,070 18,988,050 21,275,722 21,807,522 20,648,289 21,137,492 21,596,293 21,526,996 21,201,801 25,832,888 21,795,116 19,841,743 255,896,982
1995 20,614,763 17,688,766 20,954,389 21,079,940 21,381,917 22,796,589 19,267,264 21,733,304 20,341,252 22,898,888 20,854,849 18,849,658 248,461,579
1994 NA NA NA NA NA NA 19,255,761 20,580,981 21,293,317 21,539,334 20,023,580 18,338,835 121,031,808

Source: "Monthly Motor–Fuel Consumption." Nebraska Department of Revenue, Motor Fuels Division, Lincoln, NE.

Notes: Diesel fuel includes all combustible liquids suitable for use in diesel–powered motor vehicles. It does not include kerosene. The Diesel Fuel Tax Act replaced the Special Fuels Tax Act and became effective on July 1, 1994, so there are no numbers before July 1, 1994. NA indicates data is not available. Numbers in red have been revised.

This table was updated on August 18, 2014.
Typically, there is one month between updates.