Monday, September 20, 2010

Natural Gas Conversion Table / Energy Equivalents

It seems as though I am often searching for this information. Maybe if I post it here I will be able to find it more easily in the future. Hope that you find this information useful as well.

Natural Gas Conversion Table*

1 cubic foot ("CF")                      = 1,000 Btu
1 CCF   = 100 CF        = 1 Therm        = 100,000 Btu 
1 MCF   = 10 CCF        = 1 Dekatherm    = 1 MMBtu
1 MMCF  = 1 million CF  = 10,000 Dth     = 10,000 MMBtu
1 BCF   = 1 billion CF  = 1 million Dth  = 1 million MMBtu
1 TCF   = 1 trillion CF = 1,000 BCF

* Based upon an approximate natural gas heating value of 1,000 Btu per cubic foot.


Natural Gas Energy Equivalents

                     1 MMBtu           Pounds of CO2
Fuel                Equivalent           per MMBtu


Natural Gas           1 MCF                 115
Coal                 83 Pounds              227
Garbage (Typical)   222 Pounds              200
Gasoline              8 Gallons             156
Oil                   7 Gallons             161
Wood                286 Pounds              195