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Coal Consumption
in Nebraska by Sector

Nebraska used 15,922 thousand (15.9 million) short tons of coal in 2012, a decrease of 5 percent from 2011. Coal used for electricity generation accounted for nearly all (93 percent) of the consumption with 7 percent consumed in the industrial sector. Any coal consumption in the commercial, transportation, and residential sectors was small enough to round to zero in this table.

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

Coal Consumption by Sector,
Nebraska, 1990 – 2012

(Thousand Short Tons)

Year Sectors Total
End–Use Sectors Electric
Power
Commercial Industrial Residential Transportation
2012 0 1,038 0 0 14,884 15,922
2011 0 1,039 0 0 15,711 16,750
2010 0 698 0 0 14,167 14,865
2009 0 392 0 0 14,183 14,575
2008 0 415 0 0 13,360 13,776
2007 5 427 1 0 12,267 12,699
2006 5 420 0 0 12,881 13,307
2005 3 393 0 0 12,886 13,283
2004 3 371 0 0 12,650 13,023
2003 5 385 1 0 12,725 13,115
2002 6 388 1 0 12,210 12,605
2001 5 518 1 0 12,606 13,130
2000 0 407 0 0 11,503 11,910
1999 0 405 0 0 11,219 11,625
1998 0 384 0 0 11,505 11,889
1997* 105* 296 13 0 10,796 11,210
1996 1 286 0 0 10,091 10,379
1995 8 339 1 0 10,048 10,396
1994 6 414 1 0 8,879 9,300
1993 4 364 1 0 9,297 9,666
1992 5 325 1 0 7,881 8,212
1991 9 324 2 0 8,524 8,859
1990 3 235 1 0 8,027 8,266

Coal Consumption by Sector,
Nebraska, 1960 – 1989

(Thousand Short Tons)

Year Sectors Total
End–Use Sectors Electric
Power
Commercial Industrial Residential Transportation
1989 4 279 1 0 7,303 7,587
1988 35 268 10 0 7,744 8,057
1987 3 312 1 0 6,428 6,744
1986 3 339 1 0 5,945 6,288
1985 9 261 3 0 6,380 6,653
1984 73 280 17 0 6,569 6,939
1983 47 216 9 0 5,656 5,928
1982 22 325 5 0 5,048 5,399
1981 13 376 3 0 5,067 5,459
1980 15 269 4 0 4,702 4,990
1979 48 538 12 0 3,461 4,058
1978 18 576 5 0 2,367 2,967
1977 12 553 5 0 2,277 2,846
1976 7 604 3 0 2,012 2,626
1975 6 308 3 0 1,278 1,595
1974 9 319 4 0 1,228 1,561
1973 14 312 8 0 1,350 1,685
1972 24 218 18 0 1,228 1,488
1971 17 193 17 0 947 1,174
1970 16 240 20 0 1,006 1,283
1969 31 174 40 0 901 1,146
1968 16 159 20 0 534 729
1967 14 254 19 1 501 789
1966 20 395 27 1 417 860
1965 26 349 35 1 486 896
1964 32 447 44 2 501 1,026
1963 45 498 62 2 465 1,073
1962 63 468 91 2 388 1,012
1961 60 449 87 2 209 808
1960 89 408 129 7 256 888

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

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

* For 1997, the Energy Information Administration numbers show 105 for the commercial sector, 296 for the industrial sector, and 13 for the residential sector when all three numbers should have been allocated to the industrial sector.

The table and graph were updated on December 5, 2014.
Typically, there are one to two years between updates.