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Petroleum Planning & Analysis Cell

Conversion Factors
Table 1 : Weight to Volume Conversion
Weight Volume Barrel
Product
(MT) (KL) (bbl)
Petrol 1 1.4110 8.50
Diesel 1 1.2100 7.45
Kerosene 1 1.2850 7.90
ATF 1 1.2880 8.10
Light Diesel Oil 1 1.1720 7.37
Furnace Oil 1 1.0710 6.74
Crude Oil 1 1.1700 7.33
Calculations for Petrol and Diesel have been made on BS-IV norms
Source: Indian Petroleum & Natural Gas Statistics, MoP&NG

Table 2 : Volume Conversion


1 US barrel (bbl) 159 Litres
1 US Gallon 3.78 Litres
1 Kilo Litre (KL) 6.29 bbl
1 US barrel (bbl) 42 Gallons
1 MBD (million barrels per day) 50 MMTPA

Table 3 : Contents
Natural Gas Contains 60-95 % Methane
LPG Contains Propane (40%) and Butane (60%)

Table 4 : Natural Gas Conversions


1 SCM (Standard Cubic Meter) = 1 cubic metre @ 1 atmosphere pressure and 15.56 C
1 Cubic Metre = 35.31 Cubic feet
1 BCM(Billion Cubic Metre) / Year of gas = 2.74 MMSCMD 365 Days a Year
(consumption or production)
1 TCF (Trillion Cubic Feet) of Gas = 3.88 MMSCMD 100% Recoverable for 20 years @ 365 days/ annum)
Reserve
1 MMTPA of LNG =3.60 MMSCMD Molecular Weight of 18 @ 365 days/ annum)
1 MT of LNG =1314 SCM Molecular Weight of 18
Gross Calorific Value (GCV) 10000 Kcal/ SCM
Net Calorific Value (NCV) 90% of GCV
1 Million BTU (MMBTU) = 25.2 SCM @10000 Kcal/SCM; 1 MMBTU= 252,000 Kcal)
Specific Gravity of Gas 0.62 Molecular Weight of Dry Air=28.964 gm/mole)
Density of Gas =0.76 Kg/SCM Molecular Weight of Gas 18 gm/mol
Gas required for 1 MW of Power =4128 SCM per Day @50% efficiency of Combined Cycle Operation; at a station
generation heat rate of 860 Kcal/Kwh~ 1720 Kcal/Kwh@50% Therma
Efficiency)
Power Generation from 1 MMSCMD Gas =242 MW @50% efficiency of Combined Cycle Operation; at a station
heat rate of 860 Kcal/Kwh~ 1720 Kcal/Kwh@50% Therma
Efficiency)
Source : GAIL
ysis Cell

on To convert Volume at
29.5 C to Volume at
15 C multiply by
0.9832
0.9879
0.9864
0.9862
0.9877
0.9899

s
nd 15.56 C

or 20 years @ 365 days/ annum)

18 @ 365 days/ annum)


18

1 MMBTU= 252,000 Kcal)


Dry Air=28.964 gm/mole)
Gas 18 gm/mol
Combined Cycle Operation; at a station
/Kwh~ 1720 Kcal/Kwh@50% Thermal
Combined Cycle Operation; at a station
/Kwh~ 1720 Kcal/Kwh@50% Thermal