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Convert between fossil fuels units

Approximate conversion values between some fossil fuels units:

  • 1 US gallon gasoline = 115000 Btu (low heating value) = 121 MJ = 32 MJ/liter
  • 1 boe (barell of oil equivalent) = 42 US gallons = 35 Imperial Gallons = 159 liter = 6.1 GJ = 5.8 million Btu = 1700 kWh
  • 1 metric tonne gasoline = 8.53 barrels = 1356 liter = 43.5 GJ (low heating value)
  • 1 US gallon diesel = 130500 Btu
  • 1 liter diesel = 36.4 MJ (low heating value)
  • 1 metric tonne coal = 27-30 GJ (bituminous/anthracite) = 15-19 GJ (lignite/sub-bituminous)
  • 1 cubic feet natural gas = 930 Btu (low heating value)
  • 1 cubic meter natural gas = 35 MJ (low heating value)

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