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Petroleum Consumption
in Nebraska by Sector

In 2011, the state's petroleum consumption was 44,232 thousand barrels (44.2 million barrels), a 3.9–percent decrease from 46,024 thousand barrels (46.0 million barrels) in 2010. The transportation sector was responsible for over three–quarters (79.6 percent) of the consumption, with the industrial, residential, commercial, and electric power sectors consuming the remaining 14.5 percent, 4.8 percent, 1.0 percent, and 0.2 percent, respectively.

chart showing Petroleum Consumption by Sector, in Nebraska, from 1960 through 2011.

Petroleum Consumption by Sector,
Nebraska, 2000 – 2011

(Thousand Barrels)

Year Sectors Total
End–Use Sectors Electric
Power
Commercial Industrial Residential Transportation
20114226,4112,12035,2097044,232
20104496,5692,21436,7365746,024
20094387,3042,19831,6714541,656
20085707,9072,49431,3027342,345
20074379,6211,88931,7297643,752
20064109,9381,67631,2834143,349
20054119,8561,94430,9576343,230
200458310,7861,81231,2574744,485
200358210,0842,03830,53810243,344
20023889,8492,22730,3974342,903
20016139,0561,87029,4456241,046
20006348,0522,02231,21011942,038

Petroleum Consumption by Sector,
Nebraska, 1980 – 1999

(Thousand Barrels)

Year Sectors Total
End–Use Sectors Electric
Power
Commercial Industrial Residential Transportation
19993898,5241,95334,9947045,930
19983948,9561,90234,0219345,366
19973058,7081,47832,4047242,966
19963899,3511,83631,7634743,386
19952878,2531,37229,5016139,475
19944679,1241,34227,7564538,734
19934508,3261,45727,3114237,586
19925078,5311,51427,2202537,797
19914168,9031,54226,3203037,211
19905689,4571,26826,8713138,196
19895399,5841,61926,86911038,722
19885669,6611,53028,35014040,247
19876379,1081,56826,0509237,455
19865758,6511,28725,08210335,698
19851,0857,8771,48324,7226235,229
19841,1907,3061,19624,9924134,726
19831,1038,1532,16025,6548037,150
19826668,4621,96424,08413235,308
19816317,6401,84623,3779333,588
19804938,5061,90424,91126236,076

Petroleum Consumption by Sector,
Nebraska, 1960 – 1979

(Thousand Barrels)

Year Sectors Total
End–Use Sectors Electric
Power
Commercial Industrial Residential Transportation
197983111,0272,04027,60575042,254
197890410,0543,68130,3541,26746,260
19779379,4373,67128,94888843,882
19761,0409,8284,14227,5111,27943,800
19757908,0353,97625,97696739,745
19748757,9773,91726,31974839,836
19739396,9624,58727,84938240,719
19729827,3355,10426,45345540,329
19719217,2584,72824,14921737,273
19709507,0824,82123,49731436,665
19699346,7204,65422,59318635,087
19688796,3534,14322,40013133,907
19676906,2163,47419,90711030,397
19667196,1583,39918,51512728,917
19655935,1773,34317,58317826,875
19645965,7422,95418,44515127,888
19636045,6573,22518,98125828,725
19625435,5892,83417,64821226,827
19614956,1312,58316,80815826,176
19604846,2242,43116,43216025,731

Sources: State Energy Data Report. Energy Information Administration, Washington, DC. Nebraska Energy Office, Lincoln, NE.

Note: Totals may not equal the sum of the components due to independent rounding.

The table and graph were updated on August 15, 2013.
Typically, there are one to two years between updates.