In Nebraska, most ethanol is sold in a blended fuel—10 percent ethanol with 90 percent gasoline (called E–10) or
85 percent ethanol with 15 percent gasoline (called E85). The reports on motor
gasoline consumption and the total of both motor gasoline and ethanol–blended fuel consumption have additional information in relation to ethanol–blended fuel consumption.
As reflected in Figure 1 and the data table below, ethanol–blended fuel consumption in 2017 was 796,139,159 gallons, which was an increase of 2.1 percent from consumption in 2016 of 780,181,844 gallons.
As shown in Figure 2 and the data table below, ethanol–blended fuel consumption for the month of April 2018 totaled 63,053,371 gallons, which was 0.3 percent higher than consumption in the same month in 2017. April 2018's consumption was 4.4 percent lower than consumption during the previous month.
In January 2018, consumption was above 2017's consumption, the five–year range, and the five–year average. In February and March, consumption dropped into the upper five–year range but remained above 2017's consumption and the five–year average. As of April, consumption has again risen above the five–year range while staying above 2017's consumption and the five–year average.