Nebraska Crude Oil Production by Year Chart

Nebraska Crude Oil Production by Year Chart 1981-2017

This chart depicts Nebraska crude oil production by year from 1981 through 2017 in thousand barrels per day.

Nebraska has never been a powerhouse in crude oil production, averaging only 10.95 thousand barrels per day from 1981 through 2017. However, from 1981 through 1996, Nebraska averaged 15.75 thousand barrels per day. Crude oil production in Nebraska fell below 10 KBPD in 1997 and has not surpassed an average of 9 thousand barrels per day since.

In 2017, Nebraska only produced an average of 6 thousand barrels per day.

The Niobrara shale formation in Colorado and Wyoming also reaches into Nebraska, but as yet has not been developed significantly. That may change in the future and could boost crude oil production in the state.

The statistics for Nebraska crude oil production by year from 1981 through 2017 in thousand barrels per day are as follows:

Year  Production 
1981 18
1982 19
1983 17
1984 18
1985 19
1986 19
1987 17
1988 16
1989 17
1990 16
1991 16
1992 15
1993 13
1994 12
1995 10
1996 10
1997 9
1998 9
1999 7
2000 8
2001 8
2002 8
2003 8
2004 7
2005 7
2006 6
2007 6
2008 7
2009 6
2010 6
2011 7
2012 8
2013 8
2014 8
2015 8
2016 6
2017 6

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