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Nebraska's Proven Crude Oil Reserves

The estimated quantity of crude oil which geological and engineering data demonstrate with a given probability to be recoverable in the future assuming current costs of operation and market prices are proven reserves. Nebraska's reserves are given for 1960 to 2011 in the table below. Proven reserves peaked in 1961 at 100 million barrels.

chart showing Proven Crude Oil Reserves in Nebraska, for the years 1960 through 2011.

Proven Crude Oil Reserves in Nebraska, 1960 – 2011

(Million Barrels as of December 31)

Year Reserves Year Reserves Year Reserves Year Reserves Year Reserves Year Reserves
1960 86 1970 41 1980 46 1990 26 2000 18 2010 10
1961 100 1971 36 1981 41 1991 26 2001 15a 2011 14
1962 94 1972 31 1982 32 1992 26 2002 18 2012 NA
1963 84 1973 28 1983 44 1993 20 2003 16 2013 NA
1964 71 1974 27 1984 46 1994 22 2004 15 2014 NA
1965 71 1975 28 1985 42 1995 25 2005 16 2015 NA
1966 57 1976 31 1986 45 1996 28 2006 14 2016 NA
1967 63 1977 22 1987 33 1997 21 2007 12 2017 NA
1968 55 1978 30 1988 42 1998 18 2008 8 2018 NA
1969 47 1979 25 1989 32 1999 17 2009 9 2019 NA

Sources: U.S. Crude Oil, Natural Gas, and Natural Gas Liquids Reserves. Energy Information Administration, Washington, DC. Nebraska Energy Office, Lincoln, NE.

Note: aThe estimate is less accurate than previous years' estimates, because the level of information is inadequate.

This table was updated on September 17, 2013.
Typically, there is one year between updates.