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Comparative Thermal Values

Energy Conversion Factors

1 Btu = Energy required to raise the temperature of one pound of water 1o F
1 Cu ft (Cubic Foot) = Approx. 1,000 Btu
1 MCF = 1,000 Cu ft
1 MCF = Approx 1 Dth (decatherm) = 10 Therms
1 Therm = 100,000 Btu
1 Decatherm (Dth) = 1,000,000 Btu
Comparative Thermal Values 1.00 million Btu 24.0 Million Btu 0.0916 million Btu 0.125 million Btu 0.139 million Btu 0.150 million Btu 0.003412 million Btu
Natural Gas 1,000 Btu/cu ft 1,000 cu ft 24,000 cu ft 91.6 cu ft 125 cu ft 139 cu ft 150 cu ft 3.412 cu ft
Coal 12,000 Btu/lb 83.333 lb 2,000 lb 7.633 lb 10.417 lb 11.583 lb 12.50 lb 0.2843 lb
Propane 91,600 Btu/gal 10.917 gal 262.0 gal 1 gal 1.365 gal 1.517 gal 1.638 gal 0.0373 gal
Gasoline 125,000 Btu/gal 8.0 gal 192.0 gal 0.733 gal 1 gal 1.112 gal 1.20 gal 0.0273 gal
Fuel Oil #2 139,000 Btu/gal 7.194 gal 172.662 gal 0.659 gal 0.899 gal 1 gal 1.079 gal 0.0245 gal
Fuel Oil #6 150,000 Btu/gal 6.666 gal 160.0 gal 0.611 gal 0.833 gal 0.927 gal 1 gal 0.0227 gal
Electricity 3,412 Btu/kWh 293.083 kWh 7,033.998 kWh 26.846 kWh 36.635 kWh 40.739 kWh 43.962 kWh l kWh

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