I just came across this on the web stating 1 ton of pellets = 1.5 cord of wood. What the heck are they talking about? Volume? Certainly not BTUs. 1 cord of sesoned white oak = 2 ton = 25 million BTUs 8000*40*50 = 16 million BTUs for 1 ton pellets. So 1 cord of wood has 25/16 = 1.5 BTUs than 1 ton of pellets. In other words I would need 1.5 tons of pellets to equal 1 cord of seasoned oak. BTUs are what matters, not volume. I wonder how many think going to pellet stove will use less when in reality it uses more. I am sure this must be discussed all the time, but I feel bad for the people that are fooled.