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The conversion factors shown below are approximate and were taken from a variety of sources. When dealing with liquid or gaseous hydrocarbons, the actual volume, weight, mass, or heat content may depend upon a range of factors such as the specific gravity of the fluid, the amount (if any) of water entrained in the mixture, the temperature and pressure at which the measurements are taken, and other factors. Consequently, in many cases there is no single factor that can be used for conversion. The factors below may be used as rules of thumb and will work for general comparison purposes or calculations. Thermal conversion factors measure the equivalent heating content of various fuels in British Thermal Units (Btus). In the U.S., common practice is to use the gross or upper end of the range of heat content values for a specific product. In Europe, net or lower end heat content rates are typically used. The difference is the amount of energy that is consumed to vaporize the water created during the combustion process. This difference is typically 2 to 10%, depending on the specific fuel and its hydrogen content. Some fuels, such as unseasoned wood, can be more than 40% different in their gross and net heat content rates. [Source: U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration] Conversion tables included:
Volume Mass/Weight Length Area Energy Approximate Heat Content of Petroleum Products Million Btu (MMBtu) per Barrel
0238095 3.0001767 = = = X X X 0.764555 0.785412 0.97 equals Unit barrels of oil (bbl) barrels of oil (bbl) = = US gallons (gal) Imperial gallons (UK gal) tonnes of oil equivalent (toe) cubic metres (m3) cubic feet (f3) of natural gas barrels of oil equivalent (boe) cubic metres (m3) cubic metres (m3) barrels of oil equivalent (boe) barrels (bbl) liters (l) Imperial gallons (UK gal) US gallon (gal) barrels of oil (bbl) X 0. This factor is intended to provide an approximation that can be used when the exact factor is unknown.9 depending on the type of crude oil.136 = barrels of oil (bbl) barrels of oil equivalent (boe) tonnes of oil equivalent (toe) cubic yards (y3) cubic feet (f3) cubic feet (f3) of natural gas US gallons (gal) US gallons (gal) US gallons (gal) X X 0.8326394 = = = Imperial gallons (UK gal) Imperial gallons (UK gal) X 1.201 = X 4.53 = = X 7.Volume Unit multiplied by X X Approximate Conversion Factor 42 34.02831685 0.658.1589873 5.545 = liters (l)  This conversion can range from 6. .5 to 7.33  = X X X 0.
240 1.102 = short tons X X 0.9842 = long tons X 1.016047 = long tons metric tonnes (t) metric tonnes (t) metric tonnes (t) pounds (lb) kilograms (kg) X X 2.000 0.9071847 equals Unit short tons short tons = = pounds (lb) metric tonnes (t) metric tonnes (t) pounds (lb) kilograms (kg) long tons X 1.000 = = X 0.Mass/Weight Unit multiplied by X X Approximate Conversion Factor 2.45359237 2.2046 = = kilograms (kg) pounds (lb) .
589988 = = Unit acres square miles (mi2) square yards (yd2) square feet (ft2) square inches (in2) hectares (ha) square kilometers (km2) square meters (m2) X 0.62137 = Area Unit multiplied by X X Approximate Conversion equals Factor 0.Length Unit multiplied by X X X X Approximate Conversion Factor 1.9144 0.09290304 = square meters (m2) X 6.4516 = square centimeters (cm2) .54 equals Unit miles (mi) yards (yd) feet (ft) inches (in) = = = = kilometers (km) meters (m) meters (m) centimeters (cm) miles (mi) kilometer (km) X 0.40469 2.3048 2.8361274 = X 0.609344 0.
868 = gigajoules (GJ) X 11.83 = therms X 41.6 = = joules (J) megajoules (MJ) X 100.05585262 equals Unit British Thermal Units (Btus) calories (cal) kilowatt hours (kWh) therms = joules (J) X X 4.000.025 = .055.Energy Unit multiplied by X Approximate Conversion Factor 1.000 = British thermal units (Btus) kilocalories (kcal) tonnes of oil equivalent tonnes of oil equivalent tonnes of oil equivalent tonnes of oil equivalent cubic feet (f3) of natural gas X 10.000 = X 396.1868 3.630 = kilowatt hours (kWh) British Thermal Units (Btus) X 1.
974 5.308 3.670 6. Department of Energy.636 5.620 Petrochemical Feedstocks: Naphtha < 401° F 5.636 5.048 4.253 Energy Source Natural Gasoline Pentanes Plus MMBtu/bbl 4.000 5.825 3.150 5.796 Source: U. Energy Information Administration (2001) . Naphtha-type Kerosene Lubricants Motor Gasoline .735 6.537 3.825 Still Gas Petroleum Coke Plant Condensate Propane Residual Fuel Oil Road Oil Special Naphthas Still Gas Unfinshed Oils Unfractionated Stream Waxes 6.248 6.Oxygenated or Reformulated Motor Gasoline .Conventional MMBtu/bbl 5.418 3.825 5.620 4.800 3.130 5.000 6.670 5.355 5.082 3.S.287 6.418 Motor Gasoline .024 5.326 4.248 Other oils >= 401° F 5.065 5.Approximate Heat Content of Petroleum Products Million Btu (MMBtu) per Barrel Energy Source Crude Oil Natural Gas Plant Liquids Asphalt Aviation Gasoline Butane Butane-Propane (60/40) Mixture Distillate Fuel Oil Ethane Ethane-Propane (70/30) Mixture Isobutane Jet Fuel.Fuel Ethanol 5.539 Miscellaneous 5. Kerosene-type Jet Fuel.836 6.