Fuel Costs Comparison
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 Fuel Type

Approximate Heating
Value of Fuel 

Quantity of Fuel Required
for Equal Quantity of Heat 

Estimated
Local Cost 

Calculated Cost 

Alaskan Coal16,000,000 BTU/TON 

1 Ton

$120.00/TON

$120.00

Natural Gas100,000 BTU/THERM

160 THERMs

$2.95 THERM

$472.20

Propane92,000 BTU/GAL 

173.9 GALs 

$3.25 /  GAL

$565.17

#2 Heating Oil140,000 BTU/GAL

115.0 GALs

$3.90 /  GAL

$448.50

Wood20,000,000 BTU/CORD

.8 CORD

$235 /  CORD

$188.00

Wood Pellets16,000,000 BTU/TON

1.0 TON

$265 / TON

$265.00

Electricity3413 BTU/KWH

4688 KWHs

$0.098 / KWH

$459.40

Heating With Coal is Equivalent To Paying
$1.00 Per Gallon Of Home Heating Oil
 


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