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Costs Comparison

Do you know what you’re paying for the various forms of Energy?

The cost of various forms of energy are usually calculated in different ways and this makes it difficult for the average consumer to compare the difference between one form and another.  When the retail price of energy (Btu) to the consumer is compared on the same basis, the cost looked like this:

 Residential Rates as of December 1, 2016

 

Energy Unit to Obtain
One Million Btu
Your Present Cost Cost Per Million Btu

Natural Gas

1 MCF
$1.01786
$10.18

No. 2  (Diesel)

7.2 Gallons
$2.39 x 7.2 =
$17.21

LP Gas (Propane)

11 Gallons
$2.05 x 11 =
$22.55

Gasoline  (Regular)

10 Gallons
$2.09 x 10 =
$20.90

Electric

293 kWh
$.09123 x 293 =
$26.73

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conversion Factors – Other Fuels to Natural Gas Equivalent

1 CF (cubic foot)  = approximately 1,025 Btu  
1 CCF  =  100 CF = approximately 1 Therm 
10 Therms =1 MCF
1 MCF =10 Therms = 1,000,000 Btu
1 Quad =1 Quadrillion Btu = 1 Billion MCF

 Comparative Fuel Use Equivalencies Chart

 

Comparative Values MCF Equivalent(one million BTU)
Natural Gas = 10 Therms 1,000,000 Btu
Coal =12,500 Btu/lb. 80 lbs. or .04 tons
Propane =91,500 Btu/gal. 10.9 gallons
Gasoline =125,000 Btu/gal. 8.9 gallons
Fuel Oil #2 =139,000 Btu/gal. 7.2 gallons
Fuel Oil # 6 =150,000 Btu/gal. 6.7 gallons
Electricity =3,413 Btu/kWh 293 kWh 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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