Residential Energy Cost Comparison 






























The costs of various forms of energy are calculated in several
different ways. This can make it difficult for consumers to compare the
actual cost of the energy fuel they are using. The following information
compares the retail prices of various forms of energy on an equal
basis. 





















Average BTU*
content for various energy fuels: 


Natural Gas 

100,000 
Btu 
per 
Therm 





Kerosene 

135,000 
Btu 
per 
Gallon 





Propane Gas (LP) 

91,500 
Btu 
per 
Gallon 





Electricity 

3,413 
Btu 
per 
Kilowatt Hour 
(KWH) 






















Amount of
fuel required to obtain one million Btu: 


Natural Gas 

10 
Therms 
per 
million Btu 







Kerosene 

7.4 
Gallons 
per 
million Btu 







Propane Gas (LP) 

11 
Gallons 
per 
million Btu 







Electricity 

293 
KWH 
per 
million Btu 
























Form of Energy 

Units to obtain
one million BTU 

Substitute your
present cost ** 

Cost per Million
BTU 



Natural Gas 

10 
Therms 
x 
$0.98 
(Heat Only Rate) 

$9.80 







Natural Gas 

10 
Therms 
x 
$0.88 
(Year Round Rate) 

$8.80 






Kerosene 

7.4 
Gallons 
x 
$3.50 

$25.90 








Propane Gas (LP) 

11 
Gallons 
x 
$2.50 

$33.00 








Electricity 

293 
KWH 
x 
$0.085 

$24.90 



























* 
Btu stands for British Thermal Unit. 


** 
Costs shown reflect local energy prices as
of 
July 2014 






















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2014 ERPUD. All rights reserved. 

















Revised:
8/6/2014 







































